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show the prettiest pieces of wood YOU have ever owned

Discussion in 'General Woodworking Discussion' started by phinds, Jul 13, 2019.

  1. phinds

    phinds Moderator Global Moderator Forum Moderator Founding Member Full Member Thread Starter

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    Just for grins I thought I'd start a thread when everyone can show a few pics their favorite pieces of wood. It should be something you have had in hand, not something you've seen on the internet.

    Also, would appreciate it if everyone would size their images so they are not huge.

    I have a thing for cocobolo so here are my favorite three pieces of cocobolo, cut down to 400 pixels wide:

    cocobolo 1.jpg cocobolo 2.jpg cocobolo 3.jpg
     
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  2. rob3232

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    7AB101EA-1A50-4C66-A0F4-652391FBFC9E.jpeg Ok @phinds I’ll play. Spalted Black Walnut. 10” x 12” x 3 1-4”,thick. Pith included. I only looked at the top of piles so maybe more later on?

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    Rob
     
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    Hard to pick but this is at the top on both sides. Buttonwood (Conocarpus erectus) and FL Keys Mahogany with spalted sap wood. Sorry about huge. I have a heck of a time resizing.

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  4. ripjack13

    ripjack13 ɹǝʇɹɐqpooʍ Staff Member Global Moderator Forum Moderator Full Member

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    I got a board I need to post. I'll see about getting it posted tomorrow....
     
  5. Mike1950

    Mike1950 Founding Member Founding Member Full Member

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    toooooo many for one
    American Elm

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    American Elm


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    Ovangkol/shedua


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    BLM spalt


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    BLM Burl I called it the leech cause everytime I got near it I was bleeding


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    sorry for no names @phinds I was hot and tired.... and lazy :cool:
     
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  6. phinds

    phinds Moderator Global Moderator Forum Moderator Founding Member Full Member Thread Starter

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    Mike, how about putting captions on those. Why make people guess?

    That last one looks like you stole it from the Great Barrier Reef :smile:
     
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  7. ripjack13

    ripjack13 ɹǝʇɹɐqpooʍ Staff Member Global Moderator Forum Moderator Full Member

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    This is yummy....
    Cocobolo
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    That shedua makes me drooly...
     
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    That is some nice stuff.
     
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  11. phinds

    phinds Moderator Global Moderator Forum Moderator Founding Member Full Member Thread Starter

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    WOW @ripjack13 that is a GORGEOUS piece of cocobolo. I drool in your general direction.
     
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    Tough call, esp to isolate just a few...
    These will beg for a special project.

    Spalted mango
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    Curly koa
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    White teak burl
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    Baculum...go look it up
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    Burly dogwood, this tree used to be right outside our kitchen window in previous house
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    Snakewood
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    I've made some nice calls outta it... just sayin you might wanna try it!
     
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    I'd like to.... If I can afford it and if @Mike1950 still has some.
     
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    Wow....
     
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    whathesaid That's what I thought. OUCH!
     
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    Yep, who needs one of those when Viagra is available. Let's just turn it into a pen..... :lol2: ....... Jerry (in Tucson)
     
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    I'm just trying to figure out what the hell the Baculum came from!
     
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    Rocky, as a Flintknapper, I believe I read about Raccoons having the bone. It was highly desired by some of the Abo Knappers to use in pressure flaking. I never saw any in use, but sure heard the talk. ............Jerry (in Tucson).
     
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    ripjack13 ɹǝʇɹɐqpooʍ Staff Member Global Moderator Forum Moderator Full Member

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    Most likely, a whale....
     
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