Well watching the spinny guys here gets frustrating if you are a doer rather than a talker.
So when I went to the garden rubish recycling dump the other day I was lucky enough to be in the right place at the right time. Got a neat wood haul and amongst the various pieces was a bunch of this stuff.Attachment 32612Attachment 32614
So with that attrative grain pattern and color I decided to have a quick go at turning a small green bowl.
All went well on the roughing and hollowing out. Then took the bowl and put it in the chuck with the chuck expanding out to support the bowl while I finished of the tennon on the bottom.
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One catch on the base and voila one split bowl and pieces. Might glue up and keep as a momento of my first green wood turning.
Anyone here got an idea of what wood this is. Something i have never seen before. It has a fluorescent green yellow color and it is almost like a hologram is when you turn it against the light.
Looked up my identifying wood book but nothing near this. I suspect it is a shrub or bush of some sort but the real thick piece i have is about 5 inches diameter.
Pictures dont do the color of the wood justice at all.
Well free wood and off to try again. Now I can see why you guys buy those hook bowl gouges. And yes this is addictive.