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Fancy Stuff For Woodturners
Pterocarpus indicus - from the East Indies. Don't ask me why, but when this wood is burled,
it's called Amboyna Burl. This is the same tree, with the same properties as Amboyna -
scent, richness, colors, etc. The heartwood can vary in color from lighter orange shades
up through darker red colors, with contrasting golden color sap wood. I've seen pictures
of huge Narra trees used as pilings for houses in the Phillipines. The curly Narra really
finishes up nicely and makes a beautiful turning.
Not a great picture, but it
does show some of the curl.
These squares have been
waxed and with the adjusted
color, they show a little
darker than they really are in
the raw. They will darken
with an oil finish.