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There are two here. I goofed on the second one…definitely do not like the top…looks like a beret!
Thanks for looking.
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#1 posted 12-24-2009 02:29 AM
Both look good to me. What kind of woods did you use? and what size are they?
Keep it up.
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#2 posted 12-24-2009 02:37 AM
Looks ok to me…I really like that wood. ??
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#3 posted 12-27-2009 10:23 AM
They look good to me Eric. Neat turning, what is the wood in the first one please.
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#4 posted 12-27-2009 05:34 PM
Great wood, very nice. Thanks
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#5 posted 12-27-2009 06:24 PM
Thanks for the comments everyone. The wood for the ball came from some tree limbs that broke from a tree behind out Battalion HQ. I have no idea of the species, as I am not familiar with tree’s in the wild, especially those here in Iraq. It is definitely not a date palm, though (the one Iraqi tree I can identify!). I love the contrast between the heart and sap woods.
The finials in the first are from some mahogony pen blanks I ordered. I do not turn pens, but wanted to see what the wood turned like…very nice. The cap on the second is more of some Iraqi mystery wood that I found and have used on other projects. Wish I could provide more info than that. I will try to get some pics of the leaves and tree from the lighter colored wood…maybe someone can help me identify it. I have no idea where the reddish tree came from…all I found were logs.
#6 posted 12-29-2009 01:14 AM
Thanks Eric, have similar looking wood I salvaged from a shipping crate from either Nth India or Pakistan and unable to identify. The wood is heavy but great to turn. All the best in Iraq.
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