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Project by woodkandy posted 464 days ago 797 views 0 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Another little coin tray type thing. A leftover piece of wood from my late husbands collection of exotics that he used for intarsia.

-- Kandy, Alberta, Canada





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Monte Pittman

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#1 posted 464 days ago

Really nice looking

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it. - It's not ability that we often lack, but the patience to use our ability

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Doe

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#2 posted 464 days ago

Vey nice tray. I think it’s cocobolo; you need to keep sharpening tools a lot working with it.

-- Mother Nature talks, I try to listen

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Jamie Speirs

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#3 posted 464 days ago

Very nice and practical
Jamie

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BobWemm

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#4 posted 464 days ago

Love it, the sap wood makes a wonderful contrast.
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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rdwile

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#5 posted 464 days ago

I would definitely say cocobolo, the nice thing with turning this is the polish you can get on the lathe with just finer grades of steel wool, no finish necessary – a little wax to seal it.

What I particularly like is the heartwood/sapwood contrast in the Toonie which really sets the whole picture off :-)

-- Richard D. Wile, http://richard-wile.blogspot.ca/

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woodkandy

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#6 posted 464 days ago

Yes, lots of tool sharpening for this one. Thanks for the identification. I had thought maybe cocobolo but I have a piece for some rings and it seems more orangeish (if that’s a word).
And thank you for the compliments. Was very pleasing that the Toonie was identified lol. Our silly Canadian money.

-- Kandy, Alberta, Canada

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johnintecumseh

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#7 posted 464 days ago

Hey Kandy, you do nice work for being at it for such a short time. keep smiling John

-- retired and smiling

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woodkandy

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#8 posted 463 days ago

Thank you. I did a little research and actually think it is ironwood. Sure felt like it when using the tools on it. haha

-- Kandy, Alberta, Canada

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johnintecumseh

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#9 posted 462 days ago

Hey Kandy. thanks for the comments. all my work is made from segments assembled into rings and stacked. the last one is stave construction (8 staves 6” long glued to make a cylinder. ) some are laminated ( last candle holders). all wood is natural, no colour added. give it a try. keep smiling John

-- retired and smiling

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JustJoe

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#10 posted 243 days ago

I agree it’s ironwood. I have a big chunk the same color, and the sapwood is the same yellowish color. You must have spent as much time sharpening as you did turning because that is some hard stuff to work with.

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