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post #1 of 11 Old 05-02-2011, 08:15 PM Thread Starter
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anybody turn any palm tree wood?
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i have seen a bowl made from some :)
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There was a whole thread on it here some time back. Everyone complained that it's a real pain to turn ... very splintery.

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I've turned some black palm bottle stoppers. The wood is like a bunch of compressed straws. It looks really cool (sorry, no pics...I sold the stoppers) especially on the end, but no fun to turn. I think I have piece still in the shop, if so I'll try and turn a stopper tomorrow and post a pic for you.

That bowl was perfect right up until that last cut...
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well im on vacation with my family going to my sons graduation from marine boot camp and i saw some palm trees and wondered
there is one cut just up the road from where we are cvamping so im gonna try to get a peice and do something with it anyway
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I've made a few pens from black palm and has turned out very well.
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well i bought a peice from the guy for 10 bucks and will take it back to ky and see what i can do with it
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i got 2 palm trees dead in my backyard :)
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Finally got around to turning the stopper out of black palm for you. Here are a couple of pics. This stuff is nasty to work with...it doesn't so much cut as it does splinter (at least while turning). Got a few 2" square x 8 inch pieces from my local woodcrafts bargain bin a while back and this is the last piece I had left. Won't be turning this again anytime soon.
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I just turned a duck call out of red palm. Turned out nicely, but is a little difficult to work with. Sharpened my tools and it did better
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sawdustfactory that looks awsome and i cant wait to try something with this log
having a family reunion here at my house this weekend and i have to work 50 hrs this week so no time for turning
soon i hope though
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