Extrange,wood proyect,vases and vessels in something like ash

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Project by peruturner posted 04-23-2009 06:26 PM 1283 views 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Well this is the stranger wood I run across in a long time,it looks like pine grain and after cutting is like ash,turns like butter,but is very hard and heavy,is very wet rigth now,the wood was 8×8x12 feet long,total cost $40.00 a steal even for peru, got me 10 pieces of 8×8x12” at 4 dollars a shot,it has some brown spalting due to wetness,but boy is soo much fun to turn,it does not move very much,sands easily,turns better and the pieces there are,8×8 end grain,6×8 end grain,4×8 side grain,the last pict is of the wood as delivered,have wood for abouth 15 days of pure pleasure,usually turn 2-3 a day,and after a couple of days return all over again this wood dry very fast ,in a week it will be down to 15% after turning,how does it finnish? well will see in a cuple of weeks,will post the finished product,or what is left of them,lol

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#1 posted 04-23-2009 11:18 PM

Nice turnings, unique wood

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#2 posted 04-24-2009 06:38 PM

Seems you find a nice wood, ha!
Beautiful vessels, the shapes are awesome!
I’m originally from Colombia, and often I remember how nice are the hardwoods down there….That wood looks like “oak” smells it?

-- Nature is my manifestation of God. I go to nature every day for inspiration in the day's work. I follow in building the principles which nature has used in its domain" Frank Lloyd Wright

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