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Tazmaniandevil

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I took delivery of some freshly cut wood yesterday. Unfortunately I have no idea what the species is. The exposed timber is a very pale yellow/white colour. The bark is quite thin and not peely like birch/cherry etc.


It turns well, cuts like butter, and takes a lovely shine.
 

woodyturner

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Yes Sycamore it Turns beautifully wet with shavings like ribbons flying over your shoulder and end up with something like this but they are Beech and Yew
 

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Sycamore is used by French turners to make those Trembleurs (sp?) stems only allowed to be 1.8mm ! and they are about a meter tall, very nice wood to turn with and very versatile, makes excellent foodware items too.

I am currently using up a few logs and branches of it myself, I really like it.
 

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Tazmaniandevil":2pmp3bl3 said:
those are absolutely beautiful. One day I hope to be able to produce something as nice as that.
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I really must get a space cleared so I can get my lathe.
 

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The fresh cut Holly I have seen has always had a slight greenish tinge to it, especially round the cambium.
 
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