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    Beading Busy again.

    ________A little something for local Cancer support fund raising.
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    ________________Pau Rosa ________________325mm dia._____Colours pop under different lighting angles.

    ________Unfortunately they will dull down with time and light exposure.
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    I love the wood... Chas, I've never tried it but have been told that is you coat the wood with a sun screen something like SPF-30 it will stop the effects of the UV... couldn't hurt to try it.
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    Chas, great bowl and some fanatastic looking wood.
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    Man, that wood just jumps at you. Very pretty stuff, and the beading looks great, too.
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    Gorgeous wood, great turning, beautiful finish. What more to say?
    From the name, I gather that is some kind of rosewood. And, yes, shame it will turn dark. Same with most woods.
    I understand high quality marine varnishes will retard the color change but won't stop it forever.
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    Wow that is some beautiful wood and the bowl is a beauty.
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    That is gorgeous! Is that what they call tulip wood also? Absolutely beautiful and a you did a great job on the turning.

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    Gorgeous wood and beautifully turned for a great cause.

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    WOW!
    That is some beautiful looking timber.
    Well done.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul Douglass View Post
    ... Is that what they call tulip wood also? ....
    Paul, I believe this piece to be: PAU ROSA Swartzia spp. (Africa)
    It's normally a little more bland than this, I picked it up as a "Second" in slab form because of the figuring with the hope I could salvage something between the splits etc.


    Pau Rosa,(Cara-Cara), Aniba roseaodora, Amazonia and the Guianas Looks much the same but is under threat due to its use for perfumes.

    I believe TULIPWOOD is Dalbergia decipularis , often referred to as Pau Rosa I believe, what we see is usually paler with more distinct red/white striping. considerably more expensive here in the UK.


    How much you can trust the timber harvesting and subsequent import industry to pass on the correct name and species is a matter of debate I'm afraid, as some of these Red Woods have 40+ species making up the genus.
    Last edited by Chas Jones; 05-23-2010 at 03:58 PM. Reason: spelling
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