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post #1 of 3 Old 07-27-2010, 12:58 AM Thread Starter
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Suggestions for a native Texas wood to turn

I'm going to be in the Houstion Texas area for a couple of weeks. Whenever I go to a new state I like to pick up a couple chunks of native wood to take home and make into something. I just started fooling around on the lathe so I'm thinking I'm looking for a good begining project bowl. Does anyone have a suggestion? No evergreens, I get enough of them here in Spokane, WA.
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mesquite, desert ironwood, osage orange all come to mind.

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Mesquite would be a no-brainer for me. That stuff is awesome to turn and is pretty plentiful in Texas.

Desert ironwood would be nice but I don't know how easy it would be to find in Houston? Plus it is about as expensive as diamonds.
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