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Forum topic by coachmancuso posted 03-11-2014 12:13 AM 1189 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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03-11-2014 12:13 AM

Has anyone used Ear Tree Wood for anything. How hard is it and how does it sand? Any help about this wood will be greatly appreciated.

-- Coach Mancuso

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#1 posted 03-25-2014 03:05 PM

I’ve never heard of this kind of wood. Do you have some photos of it?

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#2 posted 03-25-2014 04:50 PM

How big are the ears on this type tree ? :o)

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#3 posted 03-25-2014 05:12 PM

The “Ear” tree.


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#4 posted 03-25-2014 05:30 PM

Looks like a family of mimosa or Persian silk tree:


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#5 posted 03-25-2014 06:55 PM

Hobbit House lists it as Guancaste/ Kelobra. and has a fact sheet on it. I have seen bowls turned from it that reminded me of Monkey Pod- golden brown swirls and lustrous. Light weight but strong. A couple of sources warn of the dust being mildly toxic but I’ve never worked it. Let us know your experience with it….......Wes

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