I was nervous about working with the Pink Ivory because it represents, easily, the most expensive wood per inch that I have in my stocks so I really didn’t want to screw it up. It started as a green turn because I wasn’t sure how dry it was when it arrived from West Penn Hardwoods, but in hindsight I do think it was quite dry to begin with and it certainly was dry by the time I finished it today.
I have more Pink Ivory in my wood stocks and I don’t think I would spend the money on it again simply because there are lots of equally beautiful and colorful woods that don’t come so dear in price. I am quite pleased to have the opportunity to work with the Pink Ivory and would encourage anyone who can afford it to give Pink Ivory a try.
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.
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!