This is osage orange, about 5 1/4" wide by 2 1/2" tall. This is the first time I've played with osage orange, and it was nice to work with. It's pretty hard when dry, but not quite as rock-hard as I'd seen others say it would be. The red eucalyptus I've been turning is comparable, if not harder, so the hardness was no shock. It cut nice and clean with sharp tools.
In hindsight, I would have liked the foot to be a bit smaller, but that's being picky. Otherwise, I'm pretty happy with the way this one came out.
This wood finished up nicely. As per my usual, the finish is Formby's Tung Oil mix inside and out, buffed with with tripoli and white diamond, then finished up with Renaissance Wax. I almost dyed the inside black, but decided to keep it natural for this one. Maybe next time.
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Comments and suggestions are encouraged...thanks for looking.