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anyone turn either?  If so how does it turn?  Think easy for beginners, not likely to split out, no issues with a friction finish.  I teach a pen turning class at the local Woodcraft and picked up some of both.  I'll try turning one but sometimes what I have found easy have still split out for beginners.  I try to keep a decent selection of low problem blanks.
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(11-01-2021, 12:17 PM)oscarMadison Wrote: anyone turn either?  If so how does it turn?  Think easy for beginners, not likely to split out, no issues with a friction finish.  I teach a pen turning class at the local Woodcraft and picked up some of both.  I'll try turning one but sometimes what I have found easy have still split out for beginners.  I try to keep a decent selection of low problem blanks.

I have turned chakte vega.It is a very hard dense wood but it does turn well.Never had any issues with splitting.

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thanks. Looking for a little more variety so the students can get the pen they want.
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Granadilllo is called Mexican cocobolo rosewood and it turns the same as well but darker brown which cocobolo has more reds in it.


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This is a Chakte Viga bowl I just finished this week. It turned nice with very little or no tear out with sharp tools. I left the rim a little thicker than I’d have liked, but the blank had some checks so I opted for thicker walls and bottom. The finish is a couple coats of briwax. It took the wax well and the finish is very smooth and has a great tactile feel.

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very nice. how big is that bowl?
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