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Forum topic by Seer posted 06-20-2008 01:34 AM 1259 views 0 times favorited 1 reply Add to Favorites Watch
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06-20-2008 01:34 AM

Has anyone here done any carving or working with Monkey Pod? I just picked up about 3 bf of it. Since I carve spoons and such and the pieces are all about a foot long and up to 6 in wide and 3/4 to 1 inch thick with some nice grain patterns. Does anyone have any ideas for this. Got it from the bargain bin, also got some nice cherry as well.


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#1 posted 06-20-2008 03:55 PM

I have a whole collection of Monkey Pod dinnerware I inherited from my parents. They got it in Hawaii in the late 40’s. In addition to the plates, bowls etc. There are numerous pieces of carved fruit and a set of salad fork and spoon. After 60+ years it all still looks great. I use them occasionally and just wipe clean with soapy water, rinse, then apply salad bowl finish as necessary. The carvings are still sharp and clean with no loss of detail.

-- Larry "Work like a Captain but Play like a Pirate!"

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