Like you, I was given camphor wood.
This is a beautiful wood to turn. It is dark with black flecks and nice graining. Sands well and takes a nice finish. Looks alot like the local orchard walnut. It will fill your shop with its aroma.
I live in the central valley in California where the camphor tree is used for ornamental shade. So, there is plenty available. When I was a kid my mom used Campho-phanic, (sorry about the spelling), for sores and healing. The smell of camphor wood took me back to those days. My home shop smells like a medicine cabinet. However, the local bugs do not like the smell of camphor, so they leave.