Fancy figured woods...

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Louie Atienza
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Thought it would be cool to start a thread with some nice woods you may have collected along the way, waiting for that special project.

I have to get the pics from my phone the 'hard' way but will get some pics up in a bit...

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Sounds good, I'll take a few photos

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Barry Guest
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I've posted this before on the old forum, but wanted to test pics here. It's Tasmanian Blackwood.
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Barry Guest wrote:I've posted this before on the old forum, but wanted to test pics here. It's Tasmanian Blackwood.
Nice!

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Spalted Curly Maple...

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Daniel Macdonald
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That black wood is beautiful any idea what part of the state it'came from?
I run a sawmill on the north west and cut mainly black wood.
Have some pics of a myrtle burl I cut a couple of months ago that I will post when I can

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Woa, John, double-bling-whammy!
-Ruining perfectly good wood, one day at a time.

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Daniel Macdonald wrote:That black wood is beautiful any idea what part of the state it'came from?
I run a sawmill on the north west and cut mainly black wood.
Have some pics of a myrtle burl I cut a couple of months ago that I will post when I can


Does Shane Doht ring a bell Daniel. I bought a heap of it from him in 2003......Gondwanna????
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Daniel...........Lower Longley, Tasmania,
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Some recent aquisitions....

Figured mahogany, curl in one side , quilt on the other...
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15-1/2" wide boards of northern ash and honduras mahogany for solid body blanks:
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"Quilted" macassar ebony...
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Couldn't get a good picture of this. Quilted maple that I boolmatched for a Tele top. Goes from tubular quilt to lost a "popcorn" quilt, with some burl clusters to boot...
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Thanks Barry, I dont know Shane but we have not been open long so that is probably not a surprise.

Michael Turner
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Little bit of Birdseye
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Shedua
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Some "odd" colored quilt maple, and the color is due to horse urine! :shock:
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Small stick of eastern hard maple with very small blister figure
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Sapele???
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Figured cherry 2in thick stock
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Local maple harvested and spalted by my cousin
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China Berry Tree
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I have a very large board of "the tree" and am trying to get it verified. I will post photos of that later as well as some other goodies!

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Figured katalox
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I have been dying to build with this cocobolo for years. It will need to be a 4-piece back, but with this much ink, it is easy to hide the joint.
I got it at the local Rockler - three planks of the most pathetic looking grungy old oxidized wood you ever saw. Literally looked like creosote soaked railroad ties. I'd seen them in there for at least a year and passed them over - like everyone else - until I decided to take a closer look and scraped a small corner clean.
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Chuck, that sure looks like zircote.

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Some nice stuff there... keep it coming!

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Hey Judd, it sure does, but I can assure you it is cocobolo. The smell and the color (in person) is unmistakable.
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