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Benzart
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From: Port Saint Lucie, Florida
Posted: 2008-03-27 6:31 pm   Permalink

Welcome back P-Drake the piece looks Great and the Fingers look, well, they look abused? The Spinning bone syndrome, it's best to watch those with your fingers a safe distance away but Unfortunately that Never Happens as you are living Proof.
What else you have going??
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pdrake
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From: las vegas
Posted: 2008-03-27 8:49 pm   Permalink

thanks a lot. the wood is linguam. it's also known as the tree of life. i've used it before, but have had a hard time with it. it's very oily. it used to be used as bearings on ships. it smells like perfume/sandal wood.

the hook is ivory. i don't know why i torture myself with such small things. it will be done soon.


 
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Benzart
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Posted: 2008-03-28 6:30 pm   Permalink

Ah Yes Lignum Vitae, Extremely Dense, heavy, Oily and Hard. The battle ships had a machine shop where they machined blocks about 36" by 18"by 18" and these were bolted around the ships shaft length ways and they made Excellent bearings. I know a Gentleman whose job in WW2 was working that machine shop onboard a US Battleship, Creating those blocks. He owned the landscape Nursery where I had my carving shop for several years. You don't carve Lignum, you machine it AND it is Pretty wood.
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