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post #1 of 6 Old 10-30-2007, 09:10 AM Thread Starter
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Anyone ever turned Lacewood?

Want to make a special lamp with a base of turned wood. Have a really great piece of Lacewood but no idea if it would turn well or if the spectacular figure would be lost. Anyone ever turned any?
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I have turned a lacewood platter and it turned out well. I suspect the grain will be less spectacular turned along the length
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I've turned a bunch of pens from lacewood and they came out pretty good--nice figure showing on them. I'd go for it!

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I've used it in several humidors and a jewelry box. I still have some left that I bought some 14 years ago. I love the wood.
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I've turned a bunch of Lacewood mirrors. Great stuff but you need to avoid sanding with the coarser grits. It has hard spots and soft spots and if you start sanding with a coarse grit it starts getting lumpy and is exagerated with each succeeding grit. I turn the lathe speed up and take a final pass with a really sharp tool to eliminate all but the high grits of sandpaper
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Thanks all - guess I'll go for it!
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