Amboyna - The most stunning wood on earth

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Project by BangleGuy posted 04-09-2013 03:57 AM 2667 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,


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#1 posted 04-09-2013 08:33 AM

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. I've cut this piece of wood 4 times and it's still too damn short.

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#2 posted 04-09-2013 10:52 AM

Beautiful Bangle!

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#3 posted 04-09-2013 11:35 AM

To what country is Amboyna native?

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#4 posted 04-09-2013 12:26 PM

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


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

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#5 posted 04-09-2013 04:11 PM

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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#6 posted 04-09-2013 06:23 PM

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

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#7 posted 04-11-2013 02:51 PM

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

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#8 posted 04-13-2013 12:11 PM

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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#9 posted 04-13-2013 04:23 PM

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.

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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#10 posted 04-14-2013 02:47 AM

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.


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#11 posted 07-12-2013 01:30 PM

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.


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