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turned bowl. Macassar Ebony.
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#1 posted 08-19-2010 08:31 PM
Looks awesome! What type of wood is it?
#2 posted 08-19-2010 08:39 PM
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.
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#3 posted 08-19-2010 09:32 PM
-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"
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#4 posted 08-19-2010 09:36 PM
Wow! That looks amazing!
-- Eric, Seattle Washington - Sawdust Maker
Greg..the Cajun Wood Artist
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#5 posted 08-19-2010 11:11 PM
looks like cocobolo
-- Each step of every Wood Art project I design and build is considered my masterpiece… because I want the finished product to reflect the quality and creativeness of my work
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#6 posted 08-19-2010 11:39 PM
I agree with Greg, It does look like Cocobolo..What ever it is, it is Beautiful…. Great Turning!Thanks for sharing.
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#7 posted 08-20-2010 05:11 AM
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.
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#8 posted 08-20-2010 08:38 AM
awesome good design, Which types of wood you choose it?
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#9 posted 08-20-2010 11:02 AM
Beautiful, something to keep, especially with a grain like that.
-- Theresa, https://sites.google.com/site/tmj65treasure/
#10 posted 08-20-2010 01:27 PM
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….
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#11 posted 08-20-2010 07:34 PM
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
#12 posted 08-20-2010 09:20 PM
the finish was just danish oil, a coat of poly, and wax, I believe. thanks for the info about the wood.
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#14 posted 08-22-2011 10:43 PM
wow! that grain is, well, wow!! very nice bowl
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