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    ORANGE AGATE ?

    Anyone use this flavor? I seen Scott phillips use some and wondering about it.

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    isnt agate a rock Al?
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    This is the Woodcraft description "Orange agate is an orange/brown to dark brown colored wood. It can be mistaken for a variation of cocobolo, but they are not related. This wood is hard, beautifully grained and works and finishes like a dream. Scientific name is Platimiscium."
    Haven't used it
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    I was confused also. Agate is a type of flint-like rock. I have some red that might be called 'orange'.

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    If I recall correctly, Jim King down in Peru runs into orange agate occasionally.

    My granddad was a rockhound, so I've known about agate (the stone) since I was a kid. It's only been in the past few years that I've heard of agate (the wood).
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    from the sounds both have some appealing characteristics,, but also wouldnt want to be hit by either when you get some all get a dab for me i will be bye around the 18th
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    I used it to make a half dozen hand mirrors I gave to co-workers and family. Easy to work, stable, finishes beautifully, very nice all-in-all.

    http://www.exoticwoodworld.com/image...ANGE-AGATE.jpg

    http://www.aawforum.org/photopost/da...ge-Agate-2.jpg

    Photos from the Web.
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    thanks frank i just tried to find a link to see what it looked like and got now where good, but your pic sure does that some purty stuff.. is it pricey in todays standards? just had another question pop up.. those arent nested bowls are they? please tell me that the bowl is one with rings not 8 differnt bowls stacked together...
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    Larry,
    Exotic Wood World distributes it (that is where the Woodcraft supply comes from). I can't calculate a price per board foot, but it is in 1/4" to 1" thicknesses. Click the Woodcraft link for prices.



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    Quote Originally Posted by larry merlau View Post
    ...please tell me that the bowl is one with rings not 8 different bowls stacked together...
    One bowl with rings, created by Gary Ljostad the pictures are from the American Association of Woodturners Web site.

    "6"x3.5" Beaded Orange Agate Bowl. No finish just wax and buffing."



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