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Old 04-15-2013, 08:27 AM
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I got some South American Myrtle a little while ago that had a little bit of figure, so I made a desk box with it. Finish is burnished Teak Oil.

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Old 04-15-2013, 05:54 PM
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Beautiful material AND workmanship!
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Old 04-16-2013, 01:51 AM
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Nice job and spectacular wood! I'd say that's more than "a little bit of figure."
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Old 04-16-2013, 05:46 AM
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Yep, It's certainly a "way out there" piece of Myrtle. Never seen it's like again.

But here's one for you.

Can you name the timber that makes up the body of this box. (The lid is Tasmanian Blackwood.) I made this about 4 years ago.
I'll give you a hint; It's not an Australian timber.

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First guess would be birdseye maple.
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Old 04-17-2013, 02:56 AM
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No it isn't Maple of any kind. Another hint...Its from South America.

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Old 04-18-2013, 12:05 AM
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The body of the box is made from spalted Brazilian Walnut. Sensational pattern!

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