|Forum topic by bobasaurus||posted 02-10-2015 12:38 AM||761 views||0 times favorited||4 replies|
02-10-2015 12:38 AM
Today I received an amazing gift… a slice off of a curly pink ivory log. It came from a coworker who spent most of his career working in Barrow, Alaska. He turned wooden bowls and had nothing much to spend money on up there, so he ordered some rather expensive turning blanks. Here is a crappy phone picture of this beautiful wood:
And another picture:
Not sure what I’m going to do with this yet. It’s very dense (apparently it will sink in water), and would polish up nicely. Maybe some knife scales, small inlays, and the like. Or maybe resaw and use it for a small bookmatched box top (might be too thin for this, though).
-- Allen, Colorado (Instagram @bobasaurus_woodworking)