Turning Archive 2005
Phil in NJ
>I got a whole tree worth of gum wood that was being cut down across the street.
I haven't ever turned gum before.
The first piece I cut appeared to have some spalting as well as rather strange discolorations. It also was a bit punky I think. Some of the other logs are more uniform in color, while some have a lot of staining on the ends of the logs.
Does anyone have positive or otherwise experiences turning gum?
I'm just learning, so if I've picked up a bunch of wood that will be a poor learning wood then I'd love to know that before I get frustrated...