Turning

Subject:
Re: Casuarina/She-Oak/Australian Pine *PIC*

YoYoSpin
Don, the carving on that yoyo was done with a high speed carbide cutter on a Foredom cutting frame mounted to my rose engine lathe. It can cut through just about anything.

All the Seaoak I have on hand, and have been using over the past several years, was purchased directly from a Queensland Australia exporter back around 1997. It sat in my Colorado Springs 7,000 foot elevation basement (10-15% humidity) for at least 10 years before I turned any of it. So my stash has been bone dry for quite a while. And, this Australian stuff does not have the sand-in-its-pores issues you're apparently encountering with the Florida wood. It turns easy and smooth, with no excessive tool dulling. Here's another Sheoak piece (with Amboyna burl & acrylic embellishments) recently turned from my stash:

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