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ORANGE AGATE

< no botanical name available >

All of the first set of these web pics are from a single vendor, Jim King, and I have no idea what wood this is. This is a Peruvian wood that was introduced in the USA by Jim but his operation seems to have gone bust (I believe he died) and so I'm not sure you'll still be able to find it and he told me he did not know the botanical name for it.

my samples:
NOTE: these pics were all taken in very bright incandescent lighting --- colors will vary under other lighting conditions


both sides of a sample plank of orange agate / Platymiscium stipulare --- HUGE enlargements are present. This sample was loaned to me by David Clark whom I thank for this and other contributions to the site. How the vendor ID'd this as Platymiscium stipulare, I do not know but he provides a lot of South American woods, so he may have it right.


end grain and end grain closeup of the piece directly above


END GRAIN UPDATE from directly above


both sides of a sample plank of orange agate / Platymiscium stipulare --- HUGE enlargements are present. This sample was loaned to me by David Clark whom I thank for this and other contributions to the site. This sample is from the same vendor (and quite likely the same plank) as the one above and the same comment applies.


end grain and end grain closeup of the piece directly above


END GRAIN UPDATE from directly above

web pics:


end grain


plank


turning blocks


scales


bowl blank


waxed bowl blank with spalted sapwood


heavily waxed turning block


flooring (with pegs)