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New Zealand Kamahi bowl, with Nz paua shell inlay

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Project by pr1v4t3Ryan posted 1166 days ago 1319 views 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch
New Zealand Kamahi bowl, with Nz paua shell inlay
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This piece was a very rare find, never herd of this New Zealand timber before until I brought it off a wood merchant as a wood turning blank. Was sold and sent to the states as a gift. Every now and then as wood workers we find it hard to part with something we have made, whether it be for cash or as a gift, as i’m sure you can understand I found it hard to part with this one!, reminds me of a summer sunset. And for the record no the outer rim was not flat at one end, it’s just how it turned out in the photo(don’t know why!) and its the only photo of it I have.





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TurnTurnTurn

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#1 posted 1166 days ago

Great piece of work. Too bad this is the only pic you have, I would love to see more.

-- TurnTurnTurn

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Jim Jakosh

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#2 posted 1166 days ago

Nice!!!!!!!!

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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peteg

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#3 posted 1165 days ago

According to JT Salmond’s book “Native trees of NZ” Kamahi was used for sleepers, house piles & fence posts indicating it is a very durable timber.
You have quite a style going with this series, nice work Fellow Kiwi :))

-- Pete G: If you always do what you always did you'll always get what you always got

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pr1v4t3Ryan

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#4 posted 1165 days ago

Thanks for the comments Pete, and the info….......when I brought the wood for this piece I was told by the wood merchant that it was Titoki…....then they sent some of it away to a MAF lab to be identified, and the result came back as Kamahi.The only negative thing about this species is that some of the blanks I have or have had, have bad internal checking or cracks(murphies law).Fortunately this piece was a exception. :)

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peteg

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#5 posted 1165 days ago

My info on Titoki is that it is “exceedingly tough & springy wood, ...hard to work & tears out against the grain”
not generally reccommended
Cheers :))

-- Pete G: If you always do what you always did you'll always get what you always got

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BarbS

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#6 posted 1165 days ago

Seems to me some of the toughest woods to work with give the most beautiful results in terms of grain and color. You did a wonderful job with this one, and I love your edge treatments. Nice work, and welcome to LJs; I look forward to seeing more of your turnings!

-- http://barbsid.blogspot.com/

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RobertJ

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#7 posted 1012 days ago

Just found your site. Beautiful work! Breathtaking! I can’t imagine the time and patience it must take to make something so precise. Inspiring…

-- RobertJ, Southern California

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