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question for wood turners...

..is juniper a wood normally used in turning?

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Any wood is used for woodturning. I've also turned bone, Tagua Nut, Banksia pods, carrots, potatoes, Brass, Copper, aluminum, most plastics and anything else I can think of that high speed tools might make a dent in.
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...I've also turned... potatoes...
I bet your wife appreciates the help in the kitchen... Potato pancakes and hash browns for breakfast, chili cheese fries for lunch, scalloped potatoes and potato casserole for dinner...

Seriously, though... What do you "make" out of the potatoes?

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I have used potatoes and carrots for kids to turn. They don't need really sharp tools, if they get a catch nothing happens except the potatoe changes shape. You do have to clean the lathe pretty thoroughly afterwords. I now just use soft clean cutting woods.
When I do demo's for elementary schools I turn pencils and crayons. they love that.
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