Yeah this wood is extremely dense! Unfortunaly It's my fiances' favorite :(
Those "Cheapo Harbor freight" tools aren't that bad, like I said i would rather learn on these tools then the expensive ones.
I turned an egg for easter out of hard maple and it was butta! much easier to turn then the purple heart!
I'm actually glad I made my first couple bowls out of the harder denser stuff. kinda like boot camp lol!
I am having issues with the finish. It still looks "bumpy" smooth bumpy? I sanded and finished again and again! still looks bumpy?
It is finished with tung oil, and now has four coats of spray on poly.
now back to the egg, the finish on it is astonishing... I did three coats of WOP satin finish then three coats of spray. It is beautiful!
I just wish the damn bowl was as flawless as the egg! any ideas why this is happening to me? (the bumpy finish on the bowl) the only difference is I used a tack rag (brand new) on the bowl before I put the first coat on it.
Anybody can become a woodworker, but only a Craftsmen can hide his mistakes!