Wood's weird, isn't it? I've never had that problem myself but I imagine it's very similar to the whole Rosewood or Iroko reactions people get. I always wear a mask with Yew anyway (Most of the time), but there's definitely a unique smell that hangs around for a while.Roland":1ijk02rd said:The most stable green wood that I’ve turned is yew. Apart from that it’s a pig to work with because of its toxicity. Despite nitrile gloves, positive air pressure helmet, dust extraction, and air filtration my body knows about it for several days afterwards.
If that is the case then you are going to get some distoration because of how wood fibres dry and which again will depend on how you convert the log, how wet it is and what variation in the grain there is.Chris152":1050j0fp said:Thanks Mark - I was thinking to turn bowls, across the grain (not into end grain) if I'm using the terms correctly.