Turning

Subject:
Re: If you can keep it white and also.....

Ed Davidson
My experience with green Holly is that a light end-grain coating of sealant, and 2 to 6 months of air-drying per inch of thickness will do the trick on large pieces. Smaller yoyo, pen or spintop sized blanks, will tend to spin-dry while turning on the lathe.

Holly is one of my favorite woods to turn...very tight grain, machines like soft metal, holds details and is good for carving or rose engine work, does not dull HSS tools as quickly as other tight grained woods.

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