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< 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:

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 a 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

web pics:

end grain


turning blocks


bowl blank

waxed bowl blank with spalted sapwood

heavily waxed turning block

flooring (with pegs)