|Big Monk Lumber Company
Fancy Stuff For Woodturners
Rhamnus zeyheri - this comes from South and South East Africa. A few years ago this
timber was being marketed as the rarest of all woods and carried an astronomical price
tag. It's still not cheap, but back into the more affordable stratosphere. This takes some
work to get good results and needs to be dried gently. Pink Ivory can also be brought to a
very high polish that really looks great. I think this is also one of those exotic woods that
a lot of the general public has heard about and expects you to have it in your array of
items at a craft show. Worth the effort to produce some very stunning turnings.
The curly stuff is beautiful and is priced accordingly. These are more difficult to come by
and really make for an outstanding piece.