Turning Highly Figured Maple


I don’t run into a piece of wood like this very often, but when I do, I know that I’m in for a lot of fun. The out come as you can see is a result of Mother Nature at her best. She just couldn’t figure out which way to have the grain run, so she put it in both direction and then mixed it all up a bit.


I must put a plug in here for Robert Sorby Tools, because without a 1/2” Spindle master, this would have turn out pretty ugly. The tool has to be so sharp that it will cut you with ease.  So keep the bevel rubbing and go for it.

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