Denny had a real treat for us in his plans to turn a bowl from monkey pod wood.  His completed project appears in other posts and at the end of this one.  Denny’s audience was soon thrown into a sneezing fit as the fine dust from the monkey pod filled the air, and we finished off a couple boxes of facial tissues.  From our reaction, this writer assumes monkey pod must be a tropical wood as many tropical woods bring forth allergic reactions in people, woodworkers in particular!  Does anyone have some expertise in workshop dust they would like to share?

Denny, do you want to elaborate on your procedures here?

 

Denny prepares for the demonstration.

Denny prepares for the demonstration.

 

Roughing cuts.

Roughing cuts.

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Interior roughing cuts.

Interior roughing cuts.

Smoothing the bottom.

Smoothing the bottom.

Monkey pod bowl.

Monkey pod bowl.

Content of this post and original photographs by Andrew DiLorenzo.