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Tangerine, anyone?

Discussion in 'Woodturning Discussion Forum' started by Ed Romson, Jun 23, 2020.

  1. Ed Romson

    Ed Romson

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    Aloha from Hawaii.
    A friend gifted me a large piece of tangerine wood, quite pale and aromatic. Do you have any suggestions on turning and/or finishing Tangerine?

    I normally work in Koa or Norfolk Island Pine. Local Kamani wood makes me break out... so I stay away from that. I'm hoping the oils in this piece won't give me a reaction.

    Mahalo for your advice.
    Ed
     
  2. hockenbery

    hockenbery AAW Advisor Staff Member

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    I have turned lemon, grapefruit, orange, and wood just identified as citrus.
    I’m pretty sure tangerine would be like the other citrus
    most of the pieces I have gotten have been less than 15” diameter.

    It is wonderful to turn green for hollow forms and natural edge bowls.
    To me it similar to turning Holley.
    The wood is often plain inviting embellishment.
    It often spalts or develops great stains that are attractive.

    I have dried some for balls.
    Aloha
     
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  3. Ed Romson

    Ed Romson

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    From the picture, you can probably guess the wood is still "a bit" wet. I rough it out and will let it dry, 3-6 months?

    The one added benefit is that the shop smells of citrus!!

    Mahalo
    Ed
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