Turning Archive 2004

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Turning willow?

newbie
>I have what you might call "the mother of all bowl blanks". It's a piece of black willow, about 27" in diameter and 3" long. Fresh cut.

I've sealed one end with paint and am waiting the paint to dry to flip it and paint the other end.

I know willow is very soft. Pushing a pocketknife into the endgrain makes me suspect this log is harder than most.

Anyway, any hints on turning pieces of it? Also, is this a species likely to explode in a catch?

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