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    this probably isn't the greatest pic, but here are some whistles not far off finished. Would anyone like to speculate on the woods involved?

    A mix of natives and fruit/ornamentals.

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    Its a bit difficult to see the timbers but the whistles look well made! Are they D whistles?

    Ill guess Maple, Cooktown Ironwood, Jarrah
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    Thanks Sebastiaan, they are indeed D's, the one at the top has a C body as well. Not close on the woods but I'll try for a clearer pic.

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    Whoops, sorry but they just sort of slipped away from me before I could get a decent photo. The woods involved for anyone interested are;
    Manchurian Pear, very stable and easy to work but a bit plain looking
    2 Lancewoods, light and dark just showing the colour variation
    Beefwood
    Marran
    Cotoneaster, looks a lot like European box, works beautifully

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    Ho hard is Cotoeaster? I have a front yard full of the stuff.
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    How hard is it? If you've got a yard full of it the answer is close at hand! Lovely to work and stable but does not take a high finish. If you want some pruning done let me know, I'm not so far from you and stocks are down.

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    Hi Burraboy,
    Cotoneaster is almost my favourite Turning Wood, so hard, & very,very stable. I love to make small kitchen Scoops, String Pull Spinning Tops, & other articles as well. There is a certain c/easter, that has long straight "sticks" & they make great walking sticks, & of course there is a bit of work to do for the handle. Just thought I would give you my thoughts.
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