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Something pretty dense and not open-pored enough to absorb steam.
I'd use hornbeam, because I have two fallen trees of it, it's nice and
dense and a lovely turning wood.
In the past I've also made little drawer knobs etc. from holly, ivy or
box. For bigger pieces I've used offcuts of cherry (too small for
anything else) or sycamore. If I were American I'd probably use maple
too. I also like to turn yew, because I've always plenty of it going
spare as narrow turning blanks.
Lignum vitae. Hard, dense. Often used for shaft bearings in boats.
Not easy to find but available. For small pieces, check knife maker
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