|Forum topic by ChuckV||posted 08-07-2012 02:28 PM||1472 views||0 times favorited||3 replies|
08-07-2012 02:28 PM
Back in 1985, I was working as a contractor for a small company in Santa Barbara, CA. The president of the company took a trip to New Zealand. When he returned, he had gifts for everyone including me, even though I was just working there for the summer.
He gave me a carving of a Kiwi bird and a ruler containing 14 NZ woods. Now I am wondering if anyone has any experience using any of these wood species. (Steve, I have a feeling you know a thing or two about Rata and probably many more of these.) I am also wondering what the carving is made from. To me, it seems to match the sample of Rimu the best.
Here are both pieces:
The sample pieces go all the way through the ruler:
Here are closer views of the front of the ruler:
This is a closer look at the carving:
In case it’s hard to read the species from the ruler, here they are in order from left to right:
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