Woodturning with The Old Woodworker – Sassafras platter with Bubinga accents

Welcome back
This time I am using a piece of Sassafras and two ¼” strips of Bubinga to create a shallow platter. Finished off with Yorkshire Grit and Shellawax friction polish.
A very dusty and smelly turn. The Sassafras has a very distinctive spicy odour. Full face shield and lung protection is a MUST.  The Sassafras looks like ash with its open grains. The platter finished up very nice after sanding from 80 grit to 240 grit and adding three applications of Shellawax.
For information on the various “The Wood Database” http://www.wood-database.com/  There is a good selection of information on wood species including sample pictures of the wood. Have a look and see the information about what you are turning.
Until next time,
See you in the Workshop!!

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