unknown wood, harder than h e double toothpicks

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Project by woodkandy posted 04-22-2013 06:34 AM 1407 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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#1 posted 04-22-2013 08:26 AM

Really nice looking

-- Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#2 posted 04-22-2013 08:45 AM

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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#3 posted 04-22-2013 08:47 AM

Very nice and practical

-- Who is the happiest of men? He who values the merits of others, and in their pleasure takes joy, even as though 'twere his own. --Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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#4 posted 04-22-2013 08:58 AM

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

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#5 posted 04-22-2013 01:57 PM

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,

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#6 posted 04-22-2013 03:49 PM

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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#7 posted 04-22-2013 07:53 PM

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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#8 posted 04-23-2013 03:51 PM

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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#9 posted 04-24-2013 06:37 PM

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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#10 posted 11-29-2013 03:07 PM

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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