The author of this article keeps 20 tons of wood on hand from which to select for his projects. That is no typo. Bob Stocksdale, veteran woodturner and expert at selecting and using exotic wood, talks here about how he works, from hours and habits to machines and parts. He details dozens of wood types and shows photos of the bowls he's made from them, including wenge, olivewood, shedua, ebony, cocobolo, and so many more.

  

From Fine Woodworking #4