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    Blackwood

    Blackwood bowl 9.5"x2.75", 3/16" wall thickness, inertia sanded to 320 and then given a final polish with EEE gloss finish with Shellawax friction polish.
    I might add that this is a local timber to Australia where I live, acacia melanoxylon, sorry for the confusion.
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    Last edited by neil mackay; 04-10-2010 at 01:03 PM.

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    Beautifully done! I have no experience with blackwood. Wonder where it got its name? Thanks for sharing ! paul G.
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    Googled Blackwood results: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/African_Blackwood

    Good to know! thanks
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    still sings!

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    Great looking bowl Neil. All the elements work together so well to make a wonderful composition. The inward sloping rim is one I've been doing a little more of. Seems to make sense to folks. I also like the foot. It gives the piece that extra lift that really sets it off and shows it offf. The inclusions in the wood are great too, adding so much character. Just beautiful.

    One question though. Are you sure about the wood? Really looks like pecan to me. The Blackwood that I have is really black except for the sap wood that is cream colored. Not saying you're not correct, just that my experience with blackwood has been much different than what this picture is showing.
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    I like woods with a rich red color and this certainly is it. Although I wasn't expecting that reading the title "Blackwood." Looks great, nice work Neil

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    Neil very nice I especially like the shape, that edge is awsome and the foot is a nice touch to raise its profile.
    cheers

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    Really nice looking bowl and boy that is some rich looking wood and color.
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    Nice looking bowl and Awesome finish Neil -- really brings out the beauty of the wood.

    Tony, BCE '75

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    Really nice. I have to agree with Doug though on the wood ID.
    All the ABW I have seen is much darker except for the sapwood highlights.

    Great bowl regardless.

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    Beautiful piece of wood and nice job on turning it.

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