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Domestic woods

I have been making small boxes (3"Dia) using pear with some success. It takes detail reasonably well and does not have a strong grain pattern that detracts from the designs. What other domestic woods are available that lend themselves to Rose Engine work?
 

billooms

Member
Mountain Mahogany works well. I don't think it's commercially available. I get mine from some folks that gather it up in Utah. Also, Ironwood works well (but often has a lot of cracks that you have to work around).
 

Jeff_Edwards_TX

Administrator
Stabilizing resin treating woods that are not good for ornamental turning is another way to utilize domestic woods and get excellent results.
 
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