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    Coffee Wood

    Here is a NE bowl I turned from start to finish. It is some Kentucky Coffee Wood I got from a turner I met in Lexington, Ky. Really nice wood to turn. It is 8 1/2" by 3 3/4" high. Has two coats of AO on it.
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    I don't think I've see coffee wood before. That's nice-looking stuff. Nice job on it, too.
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    Nice bowl!

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    Very nice Bernie, great job on that edge!

    I found this info about the wood.....

    >> LINK << >> 2nd Link <<

    Looks like the leaves and sprouts can be harmful to animals, but not the wood
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    really nice bowl. Did ya have any trouble with the bark staying on? I was told it don't like to stay on even with sharp tools.

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    Coffee wood

    Nice looking work there,but I got a question?? is it decafe or reg

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    Very Nice Bernie!
    Did you get a caffeine buzz when turning?

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    Thanks all. Stephen I didn't have any trouble with the bark staying on. I get it close then sharpen on the Tormek and give it a final cut or two. Once the walls are done I finish the lower half then blend.

    Yes I did Les but I think it had more to do with the 4 cups of coffee that I drank.
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    KY Coffee is loverly wood. Not rare but hard to find. I have a couple of small pieces, but have my eye on a nice tree. Also have a jar full of seeds.

    Nice Natural edge. Thanks for posting

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    It also has some of the biggest dang seed pods you'll ever see.

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