Met with a guy today who is a professional wood turner. I got a sample of this laminated wood from him. Also, they were cutting down his neighbor's camphor tree and I got some chunks of that as well. He told me it turns really nice. It is very pretty and I may not even paint it when I make some lures out of it. Not sure if the fish will like the smell or hate it - only one way to find out.
Not sure if they will like this stripped wood either - unless maybe they are doing drugs.
He also gave me some Spanish Cedar and Australian Cyprus. It was a fun day.