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PostPosted: Thu Jun 28, 2012 8:26 am 
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I have an opportunity to get some mulberry wood for free. Is it good for woodworking/turning? Never used it or seen it advertised.

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 28, 2012 9:43 am 
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Maybe this will help:

http://www.hobbithouseinc.com/personal/ ... lberry.htm

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 28, 2012 10:29 am 
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IMHO any wood that is free is perfect for turning!

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I have a couple smallish branch pieces of "Mulberry" that I have turned.
It has sort of spalted by the time I got to it, but it turns nicely enough. Certainly is good practice.

I suspect good stock will age to a nice deep yellow-brown.

As for other projects I find the grain and figure to be rather bland. Unless a crotch piece or other malformed area where grain tends to be more interesting.

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 28, 2012 11:29 am 
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Here is a bowl I turned a year ago using some free mulberry:

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It is actually pretty nice turning wood, but when first cut or turned, it is an interesting yellow color that slowly darkens over a period of months.

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I like mulberry as a turning wood. This is a bowl I turned a couple of years ago:

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In my mind - free + wood = good.....

But we need pics!

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Lawrence wrote:
In my mind - free + wood = good.....

But we need pics!

Lawrence


Won't be any pics...another wonderful CL experience...NOT!! :mad:

Spent over $20 in gas going to get the wood. When I got there, the guy was pulling out of the driveway and had put all of the wood in the dumpster. A phone call would have been nice to tell me he changed his mind on saving the wood out for me :mad:

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