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post #1 of 9 Old 12-30-2010, 12:45 PM Thread Starter
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is mulberry a good turning wood?

i have a mulberry bowl blank in my woodstore and before i make plans for it i want to know if it is a nice wood
has anyone turned mulberry before?
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I don't turn solid bowls but I've used a lot of mulberry in my segmented bowls and find it to be a very nice wood for turning. My only complaint about it is that it darkens QUITE a lot over time and even with a UV blocking finish, it loses all of that nice bright yellow.

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thanks for letting me know, does it sand well?
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yeah, it IS a little on the coarse side, but no big deal. I've never had to use a filler.

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Paul, I like your work. Looks like a time consuming job laminating a blank like that.
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Paul, I like your work. Looks like a time consuming job laminating a blank like that.
Very time consuming, Oh, yeah !

Glad you like them.

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paul your bowls are incredible
i have been doing some simaliar to yours but way more simple
and mine look nothing as good as yours
maybe in 20 or 30 yrs ill be that good
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paul your bowls are incredible
i have been doing some simaliar to yours but way more simple
and mine look nothing as good as yours
maybe in 20 or 30 yrs ill be that good
Thank you. I've been at it for about 10 years and of course there has been some improvement over that time. I like my current work considerably better than my first efforts, but throughout all of it, I've done it 'cause I just LOVE exotic woods and I find that I absolutely do not have the talent to do cabinetry/joinery (even down at the level of jewelry boxes) so this was about the only think I felt I COULD do.

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same thing with me, i wouldnt know where to start with making a beautiful cabinet. atleast with woodturning i know where im at
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