Camphor Dish

As readers of past posts about Camphor, including green turning and dried turning will know, I am a BIG fan of Camphor.  I love the ease with which it cuts and sands, I love the scent (!), and so often there are nice reddish colored streaks in the wood that add a lot of interest to the otherwise routine looking yellow wood.

Camphor Interior

This Camphor dish was just as easy to work with and just as fragrant as my experiences of the past would lead me to expect.  I’m still tempted to treat myself to yet MORE Camphor blanks that I can green turn and let dry.  I might give into temptation yet!

All cuts were made using the Easy Wood Tool system on my Robust American Beauty lathe.  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 from Packard Woodworks.  Final finish is Shellawax.

Camphor Reverse

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!