Thought I would share my latest project. I turned this bowl from a Yew root ball. I cut the bush down 18 years ago, and dug up the root ball 5 years ago. I stabilized it with Cactus Juice, plopped it into a mold, and through several pours, filled the voids with Alumilite resin of several colors. This piece was hard as stone, literally! It had sand and stone embedded in it. I destroyed at least 5 carbide inserts (have to call Cap'n Eddie and restock!)and shortened a few bowl gouges. In the end I am quite pleased. Finished with Ack's Sanding Paste (a new sanding paste that I really like) and Shine Juice.
I will release a video after I edit what has to be 20 hours of turning into a watchable length!
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Shopsmith Mark 7, Shopsmith Mark V 1982, shortened, Shopsmith 10 ER; Craftsman table saw (1964); Powermatic 3520B lathe