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Project by daruco posted 1421 days ago 1330 views 1 time favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

turned bowl. Macassar Ebony.

-- dave : vermont

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#1 posted 1421 days ago

Looks awesome! What type of wood is it?

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#2 posted 1421 days ago

Hey thanks! It was a blank someone gave me for Christmas. I’m a bit embarrassed to admit that I forgot the type of wood. I etched it on the bottom, but then gave it away. african rosewood maybe? it was something quite exotic.

-- dave : vermont

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#3 posted 1421 days ago

Gorgeous wood!

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#4 posted 1421 days ago

Wow! That looks amazing!

-- Eric, Seattle Washington - Sawdust Maker

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#5 posted 1421 days ago

looks like cocobolo

-- Every step of each project is considered my masterpiece because I want the finished product to reflect the quality of my work.

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#6 posted 1421 days ago

I agree with Greg, It does look like Cocobolo..
What ever it is, it is Beautiful…. Great Turning!
Thanks for sharing.

-- Robert B. Sabina, Ohio.....

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#7 posted 1421 days ago

Nice Cocobowla, just kidding, I don’t know what it is. But if it is cocobolo, then it was put to good use, nice workmanship.

-- RStadler

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#8 posted 1421 days ago

awesome good design, Which types of wood you choose it?


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#9 posted 1421 days ago

Beautiful, something to keep, especially with a grain like that.

-- Theresa,

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#10 posted 1420 days ago

thanks for all the kind words. as for the wood, I checked and it is called “macassar ebony”. like I said, it was given to me as a gift. Never heard of it before or since, but yes, it is beautiful wood. very easy to work with, also. hopefully it’s not endangered or something….

-- dave : vermont

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#11 posted 1420 days ago

Macassar ebony comes from India, it’s not endangered, though it is becoming more rare, and can be bought from a number wood suppliers. It is commonly used for turning stock, but it really is too brittle (tends to split) for other uses. Beautiful stuff.

Very nice turning, daruco. Whats the finish?

-- Jim Wright, Stonekettle Station

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#12 posted 1420 days ago

the finish was just danish oil, a coat of poly, and wax, I believe. thanks for the info about the wood.

-- dave : vermont

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#13 posted 1221 days ago

Very nice!

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#14 posted 1053 days ago

wow! that grain is, well, wow!! very nice bowl

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe.

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#15 posted 463 days ago

Beautiful timber.

-- Cabinetmaker, student of restoration

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