segmented bowl- need clues

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Project by dozer57 posted 12-18-2014 07:06 AM 1537 views 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

An other bowl, this one is made from a Alder base and Maple segments with darker wood that I have no clue what it is. It’s dark coco almost black with a open grain. It turns nice but a bit brittle. Any ideas? thanks If I know what it is, I would buy more as it is great looking wood.

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#1 posted 12-18-2014 01:59 PM

palm black…

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#2 posted 12-18-2014 03:16 PM

My guess would be wenge. It fits the criteria you’ve listed and looks like it to me.

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#3 posted 12-18-2014 11:04 PM

nice bowl it looks like wenge to me i use it a lot in my segment turning have a look

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#4 posted 12-19-2014 12:09 AM

You have some great looking segmented bowls, how do you do the zig zag segments.

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#5 posted 12-19-2014 10:23 PM

have a look on yahoo they are loads of good videos on how to do them
hope this helps if not let me know
thanks for your comments

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