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  1. Seeing a thread about palm wood jogged my memory. This piece (not my work) is turned from "Ponga", which comes from "Mamaku", a Tree Fern native to New Zealand. The vase insert, however, is made from that old standby known Down Under as "Plastic"! John
  2. Once in awhile, I will stop at goodwill and check the wood pieces for quality wood that I can use to make turnings with. This morning I found this candle holder made of a beautiful dark wood, made in India. It was more than a foot high and about 6" dia at the base. It was made a lot different than I thought. The base had threads turned on it. Lot of bother and unnecessary work. There was 4 spindles between the base and top. I am puzzled on how they were attached. I cut one with the hack saw, it was so tight I was afraid that it had metal inside. It was all wood and I could not find evidence o
  3. On my birthday, my daughter bought me a lot of different wood blocks at Rockler. Some exotic, some very hard, some very soft. They were all labeled with abbreviations and I couldn't guess most of them. Anyway i was wondering how I could use a lot of them on one project. Then I remembered a large wooden picture I made years ago. It was flowers cut out of different woods. So I decided to make this one a tree. It came out OK, except when I sprayed a finish on it, some of the colors didn't come out as I thought. The two lower limbs on the left look like the same color, however when they were unfi
  4. ...ers Yellow Heart, Wenge, Quilted Maple, Bloodwood and Blue Mahoe...... Reckon I didn't need permission, as it was made for one of the team owner partners.....
  5. Finished her up today.... I documented a good bit of the inlay detail at this thread if you are interested and haven't seen it... Thank you for all the support and comments.....this was a fun one to build. Bonus box.... (was building this one at the same time).... Curly Big Leaf Maple, Amboyna Burl, Mahogany & Morado...
  6. I have made quite a few of these and give as gifts to family and friends. I use yellow hart and a variety of darker exotic woods.
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