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TJ65

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01-21-2010 10:27 AM

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woven box , wood ID

I made this box for a friend as a thankyou for giving me some timber. As you can see it is a lovely bit of timber (just the lid as the sides are stained pine) but I have no idea of what it is. All I know is that I react to it. So next time I will I will have to cover up- full Overalls, mask, have the dust extractor on, the vac going etc. It really did give me a hard time up until I sealed it all. I have a feeling it could be rosewood of some description but I am pathetic with timber ID. Something I really have to learn about!! Anyone know what it is?

-- Theresa, https://sites.google.com/site/tmj65treasure/


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RayCurtis

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#1 posted 01-21-2010 10:33 AM

Well I can’t help with the Timber ID but I love the box. I really would like to know how the sides were made. Is this hand carved? It’s beautiful.

-- RayCurtis

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TJ65

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#2 posted 01-21-2010 10:53 AM

No it’s not carved but scrolled. This is only the third one I have done as it is so easy to do. its all a matter of layering two patterns to get the desired effect of weaving.

-- Theresa, https://sites.google.com/site/tmj65treasure/

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#3 posted 01-21-2010 12:43 PM

Beatiful box. If any of you happen to have a IPHONE, I found a free program for wood ID and different info. I posted this I haven’t really used it yet. But it might help someone..

-- Tim, Missouri ....Inside every older person is a younger person wondering what the heck happened

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#4 posted 01-21-2010 07:03 PM

The color and figure look a lot like Koa.

Eric.

-- Eric, NorCal www.rocklinforestproducts.com

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#5 posted 01-21-2010 07:16 PM

Koa was the first thing that came to my mind as well. But since you are in Australia, it may be a native species I’m not familiar with. We have a number of Aussies here, so hopefully they will weigh in with an opinion.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#6 posted 01-21-2010 09:53 PM

I’ll bet degoose aka Larry, could ID it. He is one of out premier members and an Aussie to boot.

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#7 posted 01-21-2010 09:55 PM

I just fired off a PM, I’ll bet he comes to the rescue shortly ;-))

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#8 posted 01-21-2010 10:31 PM

Having consulted my vast reference library… I do not think that this is an Australian timber per se..
There seems to be fiddleback in this piece and from the color and grain.. I can only suggest one of the rosewoods of sorts… not sure which one… these trees grow throughout S.E. Asia and go by various names… The New Guinea Rosewood… pterocarpus indicus has a wide variance in grain and color and pattern and chatoyance…. also known as Malay Paduak and ambiguously as Narra… any one of the pertocarpus family…
That said… It could also be an acacia.. as Charlie says.. Koa comes to mind with regard the fiddleback…although I am not that familiar with it.. But with either of these two species I have not heard of any reactions…
Best bet… one of the Rosewoods…
Hope this helps.

-- Drink twice... and don't bother to cut... @ lazylarrywoodworks.com.au For lovers of all things timber...

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#9 posted 01-22-2010 09:30 AM

Thanks guys, And thanks larry I will keep all this in archive to reference later- When I forget just what you said!

-- Theresa, https://sites.google.com/site/tmj65treasure/

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