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MILO

Thespesia populnea

Thespesia populnea of the family Malvaceae. Native to Hawaii and sometimes listed as Hawaiian milo. I don't always bother to mention this designation.

my samples:


both sides of a sample plank of milo / Thespesia populnea --- HUGE enlargements are present. This sample was loaned to me by David Clark whom I thank for this and other contributions to the site. The color in these pics is a bit too golden --- should be more chocolate


end grain and end grain closeup of the piece directly above


END GRAIN UPDATE from directly above


These are "my" samples only in that they are pics sent to me by Charlie Pace, whom I thank for this and other contributions to the site. These are bookmatched thin-wood pairs destined for use as the back of ukuleles and they came to Charlie from Hawaii. Both levels of enlargement are present.

web pics:


planks


both sides of a pair of planks


both sides and a closeup of a pair of planks


slabs, bookmatched for the obvious reason


turning stock (probably waxed)


platter


bowls


milo vase


pen turned from milo / Thespesia populnea. Photograph contributed to the site by the pen turner, Bruce Selyem, whom I thank for this and other contributions to the site. The pen is finished with shellwax.