Turning Archive 2005
Gary Evans, Tallassee, TN
I got a nice piece of camphor at the Southern States symposium. It's about 2 1/4" thick x 15" wide, so I'm going to turn some shallow bowls/platters.
Two questions: 1) I would like to use a clear finish, as there are lots of pink streaks through the grain. I'm thinking clear lacquer, but I've never worked with camphor before. What do you like for a finish on camphor? Also, I would like to allow the smell to escape a little, if possible. I'm not sure lacquer is the best choice for olfactory gratification.
2) The wood seems to be quite oily. If I decide to use a waste block, will I have trouble with the double-stick tape?
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