Turning Archive 2005

Subject:
Trees to stay away from for turning purposes

Brian McInturff
>So what trees do I stay away from. I'm wanting to "cash" in on free stock like a lot of you guys do but which trees are not great for turning. I'm looking at smaller items in a 10" andless diameter but plan on having one of my other lathes up and running soon. I'm gussing all fruit trees are good for turning as well as oak, walnut, cherry, elm, and maple. But how about Pines? I live in Myrtle Beach, SC and don't have a lot of local trees to choose from. Wish Palm trees weren't in the grass family.Thanks, Brian

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