Granite is good for turning!

Lee DeRaud

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Well, not really, just looks like it...

This blank was sold to me as "spalted maple", but obviously there's a lot more going on here than just simple spalting:
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About 5-1/2"x2-1/2". Very soft, about like turning styrofoam, with about a pint of CA glue providing most of the structural integrity. Inside is pretty rough, but anyone who sticks their fingers in deserves whatever happens: there may very well still be something alive in there. :eek:
 

Vaughn McMillan

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Very nice, Lee. The punky pieces are a bear to get a smooth cut...looks like you got it worked out, though. :thumb: The figure in the wood is definitely worth the price of admission.
 
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