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29th Jul 2004, 08:25 PM
I am going to make a segmented hardwood bowl. I am definately using forest redgum as one of the timbers but i need your advice on the other timber. I am looking for a darkish (darker than redgum) Australian hardwood that is relatively good to turn.
P.S. i have made a segmented bowl before. out of Radiatta pine though, looks good but not spectacular

30th Jul 2004, 05:15 PM
Try beefwood (Grevillia parrallela or G. striata), there is an Acacia with the common name of something ebony (sorry for the vagueness as the site that I used as reference has just closed down). Real dark pieces of blackwood would also do as would some of the mahogany I have seen. Woody pear may be worth a go if you can get it in the right form.