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Old 09-05-2017, 09:40 PM   #4 (permalink)
Dehn0045
 
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I like Burl's, but they can be a little more challenging. Some need to be stabilized, others can be turned without. Brown and red mallee burl can be done without stabilizing, also thuya burl. My personal favorite so far is Honduran Rosewood Burl, a little pricey, but makes a gorgeous pen - I turned mine without stabilizing. Try whatever you can get your hands on. There are only two wood blanks I've turned that I didn't like - jatoba and plain white oak. The jatoba looked a little like a turd, and the plain white oak was just that --- plain.
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