I have worked a good deal with Yellowheart and I almost always enjoy the experience and this was no exception.
I find that Yellowheart cuts very clean and requires little clean up sanding.
Yellowheart has a nice natural luster and sheen that appears satin-like when finely prepared. There is also the occasional chatoyant effect as well.
This piece measures 7″ x 2″.
All major cuts were made using the Easy Wood Tool system on my Robust American Beauty lathe, although I do use Robert Sorby bowl gouges for light final passes before sanding. Forward chucking was in a Nova Chuck, while reverse chucking was done using a Nova Chuck with Cole Jaws. Sanding was with Gold and Green Wave sanding discs as well as Abranet screens from Packard Woodworks. Final finish is Shellawax.
As always, I wish all my readers a great experience in whatever your wood working interests happen to be and to those who like working with lathes especially, do a good turn today!