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Amboyna - The most stunning wood on earth

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Project by BangleGuy posted 472 days ago 1403 views 3 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here are a few items I have made from this amazing wood. Amboyna burl is a pleasure to turn and each piece has a little different look. Every once in a while you run across a piece that is extra special, and that was what happened with this bangle. Wow! I wished I would have kept this bangle as it was a one of a kind!

Happy Turning,
Eric

-- www.BangleGuy.com





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BobWemm

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#1 posted 472 days ago

You are so correct Eric, every so often that super special piece appears, and this one is absolutely stunning.

Thanks for showing.

-- Bob, Western Australia, The Sun came up this morning, what a great start to the day. Now it's up to me to make it even better.

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#2 posted 472 days ago

Beautiful Bangle!

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bannerpond1

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#3 posted 472 days ago

To what country is Amboyna native?

-- --Dale Page

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Craig Havran

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#4 posted 472 days ago

Great work Eric. Keep doin’ what you’re doin’. Take care.

-Craig

-- "There's plenty of time to read the instruction manual when you're laying in the hospital bed". - Dad

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Ken90712

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#5 posted 471 days ago

Amazing work, not many rings I would wear, but this is one of them!!!!!!

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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JR_Dog

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#6 posted 471 days ago

Amboyna’s going to be on my next order; can’t wait to make one of these.

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Fishinbo

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#7 posted 469 days ago

Looks amazing. Love that Amboyna burl, stunning grains and colors. Excellent work on it.

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BrianGT

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#8 posted 468 days ago

Lovely wood indeed.
Dale, Amboyna is the burl of the padauk tree and is rare and, as you can see, really beautiful.
Eric, where do you get the bangle kits from?

-- "Fear of failure limits our creativity" so to create something truly awesome you first have to be prepared to flop

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Craig Havran

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#9 posted 467 days ago

BrianGT – Eric isn’t “The Bangle Guy” for nothin’! He makes the bangle kits himself and sells them. Ive made about a dozen of his kits. Check out his website.

www.bangleguy.com

Everything is there you would need to make these yourself (instructions, materials, and supplies). Best of luck!!

-- "There's plenty of time to read the instruction manual when you're laying in the hospital bed". - Dad

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BangleGuy

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#10 posted 467 days ago

Thanks again! Yes, I do sell stabilized wood and metal bangle cores. Everything you will need to make a nice bangle. You can check out the video tutorial series here on YouTube.

-- www.BangleGuy.com

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#11 posted 378 days ago

Beautiful and highly figured Amboyna burl. Amazing how such beauty comes from the deformed portion of a tree.
Burl is very tough if not impossible to bend but I imagine it turns well. Very nice projects.

-- http://www.bentwoodjewelrydesigns.com

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