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    a genuine yellow wood?

    Saw one of those home buying shows last night that had a house with yellow amarilla floors. Looked very nice. Googled it today and found, like many exoitic woods, it has many names. e.g. tarara amarilla, canarywood and many more.
    Anyone here know it characteristics? Is it hard (probably is since it is used for floors), stringy, etc.? Wondering if it would turn nicely. And, the biggie......drum roll here.......does it retain it's yellow color or turn dark like Osage Orange?
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    I don't know if it's the same thing, but I had a piece of yellowheart, which was very yellow, and turned well. It split at the end when I put a little too much pressure on the tailstock, however. I did get a couple of nice candle holders out of it, which I gave to my daughter, and I don't know if they changed colour after that.
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    Yellowheart with clear dewaxed shellac:

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    The open segmented has yellowheart and the second turning has Canarywood. Canarywood is a mixture of brown and yellow with a tint of orange. It hasn't faded in several years.
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    Quote Originally Posted by glenn bradley View Post
    Yellowheart with clear dewaxed shellac:

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    frank i have seen that frame up close and its YELO dont know how long its been in the light but its YELO.
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    OK. Thanks all. Good news. Might appear in some projects soon.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mohammad Madha View Post
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    The open segmented has yellowheart and the second turning has Canarywood. Canarywood is a mixture of brown and yellow with a tint of orange. It hasn't faded in several years.
    Nice stealth post Mohammad. First time I have seen pics of your work and its very cool. I specifically like segmented turning so call me biased.
    Nice to see you been busy.

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    Rob, that is old stuff. I thought I had posted these pics in the past. Maybe not.
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    I have turned a number of pieces of pequia amarello, yellowheart and whatever else the wood goes by. It is a fine grained hard wood which I found easy to turn. I have never turned a large piece but I have turned many pieces into boxes.

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    Just for the record, I visited my daughter this afternoon, and the yellowheart candlesticks I gave her over a year ago are still brilliant yellow.
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