Red Oak

Red Oak wasn’t my favorite turning wood but it also wasn’t my least favorite to date.  If you have some odds and ends of Red Oak from another project, as I did, then give it a try, but I wouldn’t specifically seek out Red Oak to buy as a turning wood as, again, there are just better options for that specific purpose.

And in terms of the distinctive odor, to me it smelled strongly of vinegar, which I didn’t find terribly unpleasant but I also wouldn’t say that I found it pleasing or would be signing up to have to smell it on a regular basis.

As always, I wish all my readers a great experience in whatever their wood working interests happen to be and to those who like working with lathes especially, do a good turn today!