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TAMBOOTIE

Spirostachys africana

Spirostachys africana of the family Chenopodiaceae. Native to Africa.

my samples:
NOTE: these pics were all taken in very bright incandescent lighting ("soft white" at 2700K)
colors will vary under other lighting conditions


both sides of a sample plank of tambooti / Spirosstachys africana --- HUGE enlargements are present. This sample was loaned to me by David Clark whom I thank for this and other contributions to the site.


end grain and end grain closeup of the piece directly above


END GRAIN UPDATE from directly above

web pics:


planks


planks listed as tambootie / African sandlewood


plank with a color that I find highly unlikely


figured planks


scales, all from the same vendor


scales


scales listed as stabilized


scales, all from the same vendor


figured scales


misc forms of turning stock including bowl blanks


turning stock listed as tambootie / Spirostachys africana


turning stock listed as tambootie / Spirostachys africanus


scales listed as tambootie / Spirostachys africana


pen blanks


pen blanks listed as tambootie / Spirostachys africana


bookmatched scales --- given the richness of the color, I'd guess these have been waxed or oiled


pen blanks that have been oiled and waxed --- this is from a vendor whos pictures tend to make wood look purple whether it is or not, so the purple color is highly suspect.


turning stock


turning stock listed as tambootie / Spirostachys africana


bowl blank listed as tambootie / Spirostachys africana





turning stock from the BogusColorVendor with the typical exaggeration of colors





three views of the same bowl; I suspect that the middle pic has the correct color and the purple tint in the other two pics is not correct.


bowl and natural edge bowl (actually, this is NOT a "normal" natural edge bowl, this is just a cyclinder hollowed out of a trunk or limb --- that's not a bad thing in any way, it's just not what is normally meant by "natural edge bowl".