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.
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.
Gorgeous wood and beautifully turned for a great cause.
That is some beautiful looking timber.
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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.
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