|Project by Neil Davis||posted 06-03-2014 02:33 AM||787 views||0 times favorited||2 comments|
This is a batch of turned items, some of which are for gifts. I returned from New Zealand and brought back 94 lbs of various woods that were unique to the area there. I turned some pens from some of the wood from NZ for co-workers that went with me to NZ and then I also turned several pens from Box Elder for the folks down in NZ that gave me the wood. One of the black pens is made from a bull horn for a friend from TX. The Ice cream paddle and coffee scoop are for the wife, made from woods from NZ and the two 1/4” rod handles are for tools for my lathe made from wood from NZ as well.
Here is a list of the wood types from NZ.
Chamaecyparis Lawsoniana or Lawson Cypress – imported from northern California
Red Beach – Nothofagus fusca
Tawa – Beilschmicdia tarairi
Kauri – Agathis australis
Swamp Maire – Syzgium Maire
Matai – Prumnoprtys taxifolia
Rewarewa – Knightia excels
Rata – 4 varieties – Possibly north rata – Metrosideros robusta
Kanuka – Vunzea ericoides
Puriri – Vitex lucens
Totara – Podocarpus totara
Rimu – Dacrydium cupressinum
Macrocarpa or Monterey Cypress – imported from California
Maire – Nestegis
Towai – Weinmannia silvicola
The last picture is one of the stack of wood that I brought back.