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Purple ball bullet MADRONE BURL (Arbutus Menziesii)

Comes from Northwestern U.S.A.
Color is light pink to reddish brown. Highly figured with eyes or beautiful flame pattern.
Fine texture and takes a nice polish.
Weighs 45-50 lbs per cubic foot.

Madrone burl

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Purple ball bullet MAHOGANY



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Purple ball bullet MAPLE - BIRDSERYE BURL, CURLY, SPALTED, TIGER (Acer Macrophillum) Acer Saccharum) Grows in Northwestern U.S.A.


Creamy white to light brown or reddish brown in color.
Burl - iregulat tight grain patterns, not two alike.
Birdseye burl - has small eyes scattered throughout the surface in clusters of tight burls.
Curly - has wavy lines that make a shell pattern or parallel curving lines, depending on the direction in which it was sawed.
Fiddleback - possesses parallel lines of wavy grain from 1/8" - 1/4" apart.
Tiger - irregular cross pattern in wavy grain further apart than fiddleback.
All of these figures can be enhanced by staining and sanding. The satin penetrates into the figure more deeply than does the surrounding area. The result is a darker figure against a very tight background.
Weighs 45 lbs per cubic foot.

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Purple ball bullet MAPLE - FIDDLEBACK (Acer Saccharum) Fiddleback - possesses parallel lines of wavy grain from 1/8" - 1/4" apart.
All of these figures can be enhanced by staining and sanding. The satin penetrates into the figure more deeply than does the surrounding area. The result is a darker figure against a very tight background.
Weighs 45 lbs per cubic foot.

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Purple ball bullet MESQUITE

Has a medium texture that finishes easily.
Color is light to dark cocoa with reddish cast that achieves a golden luster when polished.
The figure ranges from straight to wavy. Wood is hard and heavy.
Weighs 55 lbs per cubic foot.



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Purple ball bullet SCREW BEAN MESQUITE


Has a medium texture that finishes easily.
Color is light to dark cocoa with golden cast for a nice contrast.
Lustruous when polished.
The figure ranges from straight to wavy. Wood is hard and heavy.
Weighs 55 lbs per cubic foot.

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Purple ball bullet MOPANE

Has a coarse texture that finishes easily.
Color is light to dark walnut with golden cast for a nice contrast.
Lustruous when polished.
The figure ranges from straight to wavy. Wood is hard and heavy.
Weighs 52 lbs per cubic foot.

Mopane - South Africa

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Purple ball bullet MYRTLE - BURL, BLACK (Umbellularia Californica)

Found in Oregon and California.
Color is orange brown to dark brown to almost black.
Figured with fine black lines. Moderately hard and heavy. Burl needs to be died or stained to accent the subtle features, sealing is recommended.
Fine texture and it takes a beautiful polish.
Weighs (42) lbs per cubic foot.

Myrtle Myrtlewood



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Purple ball bullet OLIVE WOOD (Olea europaea)

Comes from Southern Europe - the Mediterranean region, Italy, Greece, Middle East and North Africa.
It is in the same family as Ash (Fraxinus spp).
Color is brown to rich greenish brown, streaked with dark brown lines.
Sapwood is creamy yellow or gold color and is often intrerlaced with dark stripes. Very nice contrast.
The figure ranges from straight to wavy. It is hard and heavy, very fine texture.
It is prone to warping and checking, have to be seasoned well before use.
There is no distinctive odor or taste, it works easily and takes a glassy finish with natural waxy feel.
Weighs 60 lbs per cubic foot.

Olivewood

Desert Olive Desert Olive

Wild Olive - South Africa

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Purple ball bullet WILD AFRICAN OLIVE WOOD (Olea Europaea sub specie Africana)

Other names: Olienhout, Olyfboom, Swartolienhout (Afrikaans); Weira (Amharic); Zeitun Bari (Arabic); African wild olive, Brown olive, Olive, Wild olive (English); Ílbaum (German); Umnquma (Ndebele); Mupfungo (Shona); Wera (Somali); Awliie (Tigrigna); Brown Olive (Trade name); UmNqumo (Zulu).
Grows in: Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Mozambique, South Africa, Swaziland, Tanzania, Uganda, Zimbabwe
Description: Yellowish brown with dark brown streaks, hard and heavy. Grain is straight to wavy, very fine texture.
This is an expensive and very beautiful wood.


 


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Purple ball bullet OSAGE ORANGE (Maclura Pomifera)

It grows in moist soils of river valleys and is found in Ontario, Alabama, Arkansas, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Maryland, Michigan, Missouri, Mississippi, North Carolina, Great Smoky Mountain National Park, Iowa, Illinois, Nebraska, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Washington, Wisconsin, and West Virginia.
Other names: Bodare, Bodark, Bodock, Bois d'arc, Bow wood, Hedge, Hedge apple, Horse apple, Naranjo chino, Osage
Color starts out very bright yellow or orange when freshly sawn and becomes russet brown / dark goldy brown with age.
Hard and heavy, very stable when dry. Takes a nice polish.
Weighs 56 lbs per cubic foot.

Osage Orange Osage Orange
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Purple ball bullet AFRICAN PADAUK (Pterocarpus dalbergiodes)

Found in Central and tropical West Africa, it is a dense, easy working wood, that is rich red to orange-red with alternate layers of hard and soft open grain.
Other names: Mbe, Mbil - Cameroon, Ngula, Bosulu - Zaire.
This beautiful, exotic wood is highly prized for it's coloration.
When freshly cut the heartwood is vivid red, when aged - exposed to light, it becomes rich brown with red undertones, purple brown sapwood 4 to 8 in. wide, whitish to brown yellow, istinct.
Texture coarse, straight to interlocked grain, lustrous; faint aromatic scent when freshly cut.
Weighs 42 - 51 lbs per cubic foot.

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Purple ball bullet BURMESE PADAUK (Pterocarpus macrocarpus)

Grows commonly in the upper mixed and dry forests of South East Asia, Burma and is also found in mixed forests of Thailand.
Other names: It is called Mai Pradoo or Pradoo in Thailand.
This type of Padauk will retain it's colour in direct sunlight more so than the African Padauk, feels and looks almost like Burmese teak
Color: Heartwood is bright yellowish red to dark brick red and streaked with darker lines.
Wood is lustrous when freshly cut, but becomes a dull but attractive golden brown with age, sapwood is grayish and narrow.
Texture is moderately coarse with interlocked grain.
When worked, the wood has a faint spicy aroma, finishes exceptionally well, but does have a slight tendency to surface check. Should be sealed.
Weighs 54 lbs per cubic foot.

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Purple ball bullet BLACK PALM (Astrocarium Standleyanum)

Grows in Panama. Also called Lizardwood.
The outer part of the trunk consists of numerous fine, black fibers crowded densely together and surrounded by lighter colored material. The end grain gives the effect of lizard or snake skin.
Often has fine air checks. but takes a very high polish.
Weighs 60-70 lbs per cubic foot.

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Purple ball bullet PARAKINGWOOD  (Darbergia Sp)

Imported from Mexico.
Bluish to dark purple stripes on a yellowish purple background, highly figured or closely spaced lines depends on how it is cut.
Very hard and heavy, oily and takes a high lustrous finish. Rare.
Weighs 75-80 lbs per cubic foot.

parakingwood

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Purple ball bullet PAU FERRO  (Darbergia Sp)

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Purple ball bullet PINK & RED IVORY (Rhamnus Zeyheri & Berchemia Zeiheri)

Buckthorn - The genus Rhamnus contains over 100 species
Other Names: Red Ivorywood, Umnini, Umgoloti, Coffeeberry, Pigeonberry, Birch Bog, Brittlewood, Elbow-brush, Indian Cherry, Pale-cat-wood, Polecat-tree, Polecatwood, Stinkberry, Stink Cherry, Stinkwood, Yellowwood, Redberry, Bayberry, Bearberry, Bearwood, Bitterbark, Bitterboom, Bittertrad, Cascara, Chittam, Chittern, Chittim, Pigeonberry, Shittimwood, Wahoo,Western Coffee, Wild Cherry, Wild Coffee, Wild Coffeebush, Yellow-wood.

Comes from East and South Africa
Color is bright pink to pale red, it is hard and heavy.
The sapwood is almost white, and the pink heartwood, after long exposure, tends to become orange-colored or orange-brown.
The grain is straight to irregular, while the texture is very fine.
Pink Ivory seasons very slowly and needs care to prevent checking
It is difficult to work with hand tools, burns easily with dull sanding belts. Takes a beautiful high polish.
It is one of the rarer and most expensive woods.
Weighs 70 lbs per cubic foot.

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Purple ball bullet PURPLEHEART or AMARANTH (Peltogyne)

Grows in Mexico, Central America, Brazil and British Guyana.
Color is dull brown, which turns deep purple with age.
It has little figure, even texture, hard and heavy and works well.
This wood must be sealed.
Weighs 65 lbs per cubic foot.

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Purple ball bullet QUIRA MACAWOOD, CRISTOBAL, GRANADILLO
(Platimiscium pleostachyum)

Important Note: It is listed by CITES in the Appendix-II of Endangered Species (Special permits requirements)

Other Common Names:
Granadillo - Mexico, Belize, El Salvador, Honduras
Coyote, Cristobal - Costa Rica
Trebol, Guayacan trebol - Colombia
Roble - Venezuela
Koenatepi - Surinam
Macacauba, Jacaranda do brejo - Brazil
Cumaseba - Peru

Grows in Continental tropical America from southern Mexico to the Brazilian Amazon region, and Trinidad.

Color:
Heartwood is bright red to reddish or purplish brown, more or less distinctly striped, dark purple with black streaks, darker woods look waxy. There is a distinct contrast from the almost white sapwood.
Grain is straight to wavy, texture mostly medium to fine, sometimes coarse, depending on the piece. without distinctive odor or taste.
Hard and medium heavy, with faint aromatic smell when worked.
Works easy and takes nice polish - luster medium to high - Sealing recommended.
Weighs 55 to 73 lbs per cubic foot.


Maka

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