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African Lumber Adventure #2: "Pitruss" Table and Benches in Niangon

03-27-2011 05:37 PM by Andy Brownell | 6 comments »

DESIGN INSPIRATIONI drew inspiration on my latest project from my recent experience visiting South Africa to build something for my in-laws (originally from Cape Town, SA). I wanted to design a table and set of benches that reflected the cultural experience of the visit, as well as their own personal style and needs for utility and durability. To start, I put Google to the test for some images showing unique slab-style pieces built by other people. I came across a few that were interesting...

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Wood IDs #15: African Blackwood and conservation

06-26-2009 03:12 AM by Gary Fixler | 4 comments »

I picked up another box of 20 exotic wood turning blanks from Rockler. It’s been on a big sale for a long while now, and I had free shipping going, too. I have an idea for possibly turning it into some saleable items, and running the numbers, it was a very good deal. One of the woods it includes, of which I have now 4 1.5”×1.5”×12” pieces is African Blackwood. The tree, – Dalbergia melanoxylon, found primarily in Tanzania and Mozambique, though native to, and ...

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"Good Things Happen" by RusticWoodArt

07-20-2007 01:40 PM by frank | 5 comments »

Good Things Happen Today I am going to vary my blog style some what and pass the morning’s sun highlight on to an-other worker of wood….and also a worker in many fields of yet to come. A dreamer of sorts, who has chosen to put his hands into the multi-tasking of what can I do to better not only my situation, my families outcome and then also what can I do for my village or community….today this is where this young man is, tomorrow will yet come when he looks forth upon th...

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