I think that you don't need to worry about it being toxic. I have used it quite a bit in some of my small projects. You may have to think about the density. I know that some of it can be quite dense, however I have found that some of the most colorful can be soft. Do it, but choose your wood with fine grain. Remember that all of these beautiful woods will darken with time and may not be recognized as more than a dark wood years from now.
Go to my web site, posted below, and to special turnings. I used bloodwood in the first vase, because it is so beautiful and distinctive. It has since darkened, but is still outstanding.
Last edited by Ohio Ron; 03-09-2009 at 01:02 AM.