Barbara's Bird

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Project by Jack_Tao posted 06-10-2012 07:38 PM 934 views 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This bird was carve with palm tools and rasps.

The wood came from an assortment pack of pen blanks. Anyone who knows what it is should let me know.

Approximate Size: 1.25” high on the base, 2.75” long (beak to tail), 2” (wing tip to wingtip)

-- Jack Tao, Connecticut

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#1 posted 06-10-2012 07:56 PM

Looks like wenge to me. From Africa I believe. It’s a tough and splintery wood.

-- Ron Wilson - maker of fine firewood!

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#2 posted 06-11-2012 12:39 AM

Nice bird. It has the look and color of Wenge!...................Jim

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

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#3 posted 06-11-2012 12:46 PM

Beautiful job… always!

I love your work. Keep it up.

-- Use it up, Wear it out --------------- Make it do, Or do without!

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#4 posted 06-27-2012 12:39 AM

Actually, I believe this is black Palm, the grain isnt quite like the Wenge I have encountered

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