Suiseki #22

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Project by Hybridwoodwork posted 11-02-2013 01:07 PM 1023 views 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Help! I can’t stop making these things!
I wonder if anyone recognizes this wood?
I bought a pickup load of exotic shorts a while ago and this was in it. Cream colored with streaks of pink and purple. It’s very hard, stringy, doesn’t machine very well and has a distinctive fruity smell when you cut it. Also fills the room with smoke! carves nicely though and sands and polishes up nicely. Finished nicely with just paste wax.

-- How it happened that Mastro Cherry, carpenter, found a piece of wood that wept and laughed like a child.

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#1 posted 11-02-2013 01:24 PM

Great work HWWorker.

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Jay Kolaya

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#2 posted 11-02-2013 03:40 PM

Diaza is great but I really love the stone! Locally collected?

-- Ask questions from everyone but act with your own mind.

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#3 posted 11-02-2013 03:58 PM

This is a beautiful piece and certainly an eye catcher.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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