This wood most of you guys probably wouldnt have seen before. Its local desert wood the name Dead Finish was given to it by the Aboriginees. In their old pidgin English it meant this tree would be the last one standing in a long drought. ""When this tree die, this country, him dead - finish" Its a very tough tree although recently we have had a few die.
Hard as nails takes a shine like a french polish finish. I turned this one sideways to get the contrast of the Sap and heart wood, adding the flat spirals for greater effect. 7x3.5" finished with WOP