Turning Archive 2007
>A friend took down a 20-year-old paulownia tree recently and gave me a pickup-load of chunks and crotches to play with. I had never turned it before. I just wanted to mention that the dust and the wet cutoffs are murder on ferrous materials (can you say bandsaw table and blade?), and if you don't wipe them down within a day or so, you will have rust and caked-on gunk to deal with later.
Turningwise, it is almost as stringy as cottonwood, but not quite. I have no idea how this vessel is going to turn out.