Turning Archive 2005

Subject:
Anyone turn Beefwood?

steve antonucci
>Saw it today at Willard Bros, and I thought it was Phillipine Mahogany, but it was much too heavy. I bought a couple of sticks for some tool handles, and spun it up tonight...

My observations:

Spicy smell that reminded me of mahogany. Splintery (turning without shoes on in my bare puddies was like walking on a bed of nails)
Machines well with sharp tools.

Kinda like mahogany...

So my question:

Is it a marketing thing, or is it just mahogany?

Steve

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