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Project by tyskkvinna posted 12-24-2012 11:31 PM 1567 views 0 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is Tamboti, which I have never used before… but oh boy! I could use it every day, it was one of the best woods I’ve ever worked with. So hard and waxy and gorgeous grain omg.

It is 6” tall, 3” wide and 2” thick (when I started).. the carving is about an inch thick, a little less.

This was made for my shop and not for a particular customer. Gearing up for Valentine’s day and romantic things. I’m pretty in love with it.

-- Lis - Michigan - -

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#1 posted 12-24-2012 11:56 PM

It’s beautiful. You did a magnificent job on the sculpting/carving of this.

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

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#2 posted 12-24-2012 11:57 PM

Very beautiful

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#3 posted 12-25-2012 12:38 AM

wow lis, this is some beautiful wood, ill have to look it up and find out about it, is it an exotic…or what…thanks for posting this, i can see why you love it so much…i would love to try tooling it and see for myself…

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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#4 posted 12-25-2012 01:17 AM

beautiful carving!

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

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#5 posted 12-25-2012 02:10 AM

Unique and well carved.

-- Custom furniture

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#6 posted 12-25-2012 02:13 AM

Sweet piece, Lis!!!!!

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

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#7 posted 12-25-2012 04:54 AM

I can see why. It is a beautiful piece.

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

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#8 posted 12-25-2012 01:46 PM

thanks, all! :)

Yes, it is an exotic.. very exotic from what I understand.

-- Lis - Michigan - -

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#9 posted 12-26-2012 05:41 PM

Lis Tambotie is a lovely wood to work with but has side effects the dust can cause a skin irritation and a really bad dose of diarrhea. A bowl made out of tambotie is not suitable for any food stuff. The smoke from the wood when burnt will give you a mother of a headache and the runs. A drop of the latex from a broken off leaf applied to a aching tooth with a hole in will deaden the pain as well as kill the nerve. The pain experienced when applied is some thing to write home about, horrendous Regards Tambotie

Lovely carving

-- Africa is not for sissies

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