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Forum topic by Madrona posted 07-27-2019 04:55 PM 324 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Madrona

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07-27-2019 04:55 PM

I had heard of Iron Wood before but never had the opportunity to turn it. Wow, is it hard! Lots of sharpening going on, finally had to resort to carbide. But, I’m beginning to like the outcome. Finishes very nicely.

If you would like to see the transition, the video is here:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G26hiN1fKVg

-- Living In The Woods Of Beautiful Bonney Lake, Washington


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Gene Howe

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#1 posted 07-27-2019 06:28 PM

It was sure worth it. It’s beautiful!

-- Gene 'The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.' G. K. Chesterton

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#2 posted 07-27-2019 06:34 PM

Use respiratory protection. Mexican carvers of iron wood often suffer lung damage.

-- Phil Allin - There are mountain climbers and people who talk about climbing mountains. The climbers have "selfies" at the summit!

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