Forum responses forestry forum from contributor k. Question i have available two big mulberry trees.
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Mulberry wood turning. The sap wood is very light with purple heart wood. Wood is typically yellow in color. They had been planted many years ago to give shade and greenery to the desert landscape that dominates the area.
Uses for mulberry wood mulberry is nice for turnings knick knacks and furniture. Y and an informative tutor who made it a fun day as well as an amazing learning experience. Produced on the isle of wight by andy fortune rpt wood turner.
I bought finn my 10 year old son a half day wood turning course. I dont turn solid bowls but ive used a lot of mulberry in my segmented bowls and find it to be a very nice wood for turning. Im very interested in any examples you folks may have.
Wood mulberry turning bowl blank lumber. Even so so long as you take only thin shavings a draw knife works very well on it. When i was living in albuquerque new mexico i had a friend who gave me some mulberry trees.
I have done lots of turning from it and think it is great for that. Grain can be straight or wavy. Home mulberry wood turning blanks got wood.
Suitable for inexperienced turners. Has anybody used it for furniture or turning. Or has anyone ever used it period.
This species is moderately hard. Any info would be appreciated. Handmade wood bowls vases dishes isle of wight wood turning wood turning classes we produce a range of high quality handmade wood bowls vases dishes from mulberry tree wood turnery.
Mulberry is a very hard wood native to the eastern united states that is not commonly available but which makes an excellent turning wood when found. My only complaint about it is that it darkens quite a lot over time and even with a uv blocking finish it loses all of that nice bright yellow. Mulberry wood is quite hard significantly harder than sugar maple a little harder than hornbeam and a little softer than black locust.
In mounting my blank on the lathe to begin turning i found that it was too large for my 3. Andy was really relaxed and freindl. Have any of you ever turned any.
Everyone is familiar with cherry but other fruit woods are desirable as well. Fruit woods are wonderful for wood turning. My dad needs to take down a mulberry tree in his back yard and has asked if i wanted some of it.
Sands to a high lustre finishes easily and is stable when dried.
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