Fortunately, I experienced no negative side effects when working with Claro Walnut.
My Personal Experiences
Claro Walnut remains one of my all-time favorite woods with which to work. It cuts beautifully, it smells sweet, and it sands to a beautiful luster quickly and easily. Claro Walnut almost always has interesting figure and often ribbons of chatoyance as well. Claro Walnut is a stunning wood that is stunning easy to work with.
All of the work on the Claro Walnut was done on my Robust American Beauty lathe using Easy Wood Tools cutters. Sanding was with Gold and Green Wave discs from Packard Woodworks. Nova chucks and jaws were used for holding the piece while working the interior. The platter was reversed on to an Easy Chuck with Big Easy Jaws from Easy Wood Tools. The Claro Walnut bowl was beautifully finished using Watco Medium Walnut Danish Oil.
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!