Re: wood comparison questions
- --- In email@example.com, Lew Newby <gideon@n...> wrote:
> I have turned all three, walnut, ash, and alder. Walnut is beautifuland
> works well. Ash also works well on the lathe, to give a goodI'll echo that, Alder is just above pine in my least favorite woods.
> representative use for turned ash just take a look at wood baseball
> bats. Alder is MUCH softer than the other two and has a tendency to rip
> out if your not very careful on a lathe.
Although I have been coming to dislike "splated" anything (and the
soft spots it can have) almost as much.
- Cherry and Maple make nice wheels. Both are close grained woods and spin well. And I am not a wood turner, but just cut 144 board foot of no knot black walnut.James Cunningham----- Original Message -----From: James WinklerSent: Thursday, July 07, 2005 2:06 PMSubject: Re: [MedievalSawdust] wood comparison questionsDitto...Chas.=====================
I'd vote ash. Traditionally, ash has been a good wood for the lathe
and many spinning wheel parts are turned. I'm making one for my wife
for Christmas and that's what I plan to use.
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