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Purple ball bulletball RED BAUHINIA  (Lysiphyllum carronii)

Found in central Queensland.
Very dark red with a fine blackish herring-bone figure, near pale sapwood, fine texture.
Hard and very dense, difficult to work and can be unstable. Finishes beautifully and different.
Weighs 83-87 lbs per cubic foot.

Red Bauhinia

As donated and described by  -   Dr. Eugene Dimitriadis - XYLO-australis - Camberwell, Victoria, Australia




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Purple ball bulletball RED / PINK / QUILTED / WAVY BEECH (Nothofagus cunninghammii)

Also called 'Tiger' Myrtle, 'Tiger' Beech and Snakewood, it grows in rain forests of Southern Australia.
Pink-Red - with black bands / tiger stripes, fine texture, but does not have the wonderful and unique spots and stripes of the South American Snakewood, and it is different species from the Australian Snakewood. These patterns are rare, limited availability.

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Pink-Red - Quilted or Wavy. Some pieces are selected for fine quilted figure or birdseye. Fine lustrous wood.
Medium hard and dense, it is tougher, less prone to splitting, finishes very well with oils and surface finishes.
Weighs 40-45 lbs per cubic foot.

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As donated and described by  -   Dr. Eugene Dimitriadis - XYLO-australis - Camberwell, Victoria, Australia


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Purple ball bulletball BLACK BEAN  (Castanospermum australe)

Found in Queensland.
Deep browns with darker and lighter wavy streaks, some with wavy figure. Coarse texture.
Medium hardness and density, needs stabilizing / polymer filling, irritating dust.
Weighs 45-50 lbs per cubic foot.

Black Bean

As donated and described by  -   Dr. Eugene Dimitriadis - XYLO-australis - Camberwell, Victoria, Australia


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Purple ball bulletball BEEF OAK  (Grevilea striata)

Also called Desert Beefwood, it is found in Australian deserts.
Fine, lace-like (oak rays) figure in deep red wood.
Hard and dense. Finishes well with oils or with surface finishes, avoid inhaling and contact with wood dust. Does not require stabilizing.
Weighs 55-65 lbs per cubic foot.

Beefwood

Purple ball bulletball RED BEEF OAK  (Stenocarpus spp.)

Also called Beefwood, Scrub Beefwood and Red Silky Oak, it is found in Australian tropical NSW and Queensland.
Bold lace figure in deep red brown Beefwood like wood, medium texture. Limited quantity
Medium hard, finishes well with oils or with surface finishes. Irritating dust.
But for knife handles it is a bit light and porous and needs stabilizing (polymer fill).
Weighs 50 lbs per cubic foot.

Scrub Beef Oak

As donated and described by  -   Dr. Eugene Dimitriadis - XYLO-australis - Camberwell, Victoria, Australia


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Purple ball bulletball AUSTRALIAN BLACKWOOD  (Acacia melanoxylon)

Grows in Southern Australia.
Like KOA, Best fiddled, some more rare with closed birdseyes, Browns with other colored streaks, very lustrous, good depth, medium fine in texture. Best.
Medium hardness and density, drills, cuts and finishes beautifully, should fill with polymer OK, but surface finishes like epoxy will give best effects.
Weighs 40-45 lbs per cubic foot.

Australian Blackwood



Purple ball bulletball  BLACKWOOD WATTLE  birdseye & fiddleback
wattle is a generic term commonly used here for many Acacia species - for example people say green wattle, back wattle, red wattle, early wattle and the terms refere to different species and different plant characters eg bark, flowers etc.

Blackwood wattle - birdseye Blackwood wattle - fiddleback
As donated and described by  -   Dr. Eugene Dimitriadis - XYLO-australis - Camberwell, Victoria, Australia


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Purple ball bulletball BONEWOOD (Emmanosperma alphitonioides)

Grows in Queensland.
Fine, off-white texture and bone-like in colour and texture.
Pretty hard, finishes well, best with hard surface finishes.
Weighs 50-55 lbs per cubic foot.

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As donated and described by  -   Dr. Eugene Dimitriadis - XYLO-australis - Camberwell, Victoria, Australia



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Purple ball bulletball ORANGE BOXWOOD  (Maytenus spp)

It is found in Central Qld. Rare.
Color is orange -brown, some with swirls & oak-like (lacewood) rays, fine texture.
Medium hardness, finishes best with hard setting surface finishes.
Weighs 59 lbs per cubic foot.

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As donated and described by  -   Dr. Eugene Dimitriadis - XYLO-australis - Camberwell, Victoria, Australia


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Purple ball bulletball BOX woods

BOX woods are not true Boxwoods,
e.i. they are not related to the true English boxwood, (Buxus spp)

Purple ball bulletball YELLOW BOX (Latin name)

Color - some with 'beeswing' figure, brownish yellow. Fine texture
Weighs xx lbs per cubic foot.

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Purple ball bulletball WHITE, RED, GRAY, BLACK & BIMBLE BOX

Varied colors, textures.
White Box - (Eucalyptus albens)
now an uncommon tree in woodlands of Victoria and NSW.
The burl is liked for turning and craftwood. Its wood grain is interlocked giving it a attractive figure when finished.
Wood is pale, very dense, hard and strong and is creamy brown in color.
Weight 65 - 67 lb /cu ft.

White Box



Purple ball bulletball Gray Box (Eucalyptus microcarpa) - South-eastern woodlands, pale yellowish brown wood with fine texture interlocked grain. Finishes well.
Weighs 70 lbs per cubic foot

Purple ball bulletball Black Box (Eucalyptus largiflorens) - NSW, Victoria rivers, uncommon burl has pink-red swirling wood, fine texture and finishes well.
Weighs 68 lbs per cubic foot.

Black Box burl

As donated and described by  -   Dr. Eugene Dimitriadis - XYLO-australis - Camberwell, Victoria, Australia

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Purple ball bulletball RINGED DOGWOOD (Eremophila spp)

Also called Desert Fuschia, it grows in Australia's desert areas.
Greenish brown with yellow, rarely with tight Fiddleback, oily and fragrant wood and lustrous when finished. Care required when working with fractured pieces or with quatersawn stock.
Pretty hard, finishes well with oils or surface finishes.
Weighs 55-60 lbs per cubic foot.

Ringed dogwood

As donated and described by  -   Dr. Eugene Dimitriadis - XYLO-australis - Camberwell, Victoria, Australia



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Purple ball bulletball GOLDWOOD  (Monotoca glauca)

From Southern forests of Australia. Uncommon.
Golden yellow color, some with red brown streaks and very fine ray (lacey) figure, very fine texture.
Pretty hard and medium density, cuts and finishes very well. Use for contrast for dark steels and dark handle materials.
Weighs 45-50 lbs per cubic foot.

Goldenwood

As donated and described by  -   Dr. Eugene Dimitriadis - XYLO-australis - Camberwell, Victoria, Australia

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Purple ball bulletball RED IRONWOOD (Erythrophleum chlorostachis)

Found in Northern Australia.
Brick red-deep red brown, bright yellow sap, some wavy, some fine dark lines, dense fine grain.
Pretty hard, cuts, drills and finishes to close tolerances and is stable. Finishes well with oils or surface finishes.
Weighs 75-80 lbs per cubic foot.

Red ironwood

As donated and described by  -   Dr. Eugene Dimitriadis - XYLO-australis - Camberwell, Victoria, Australia




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Purple ball bulletball JARRAH (Erythrophleum chlorostachis)

Family Myrtacea, the myrtles.
One old the commonest and well known trees of the South-west Australia.
Richly colored and beautifully grained wood resistant to termites.
Finishes well with oils or surface finishes.
Other names - Swan River mahogany
Weighs () lbs per cubic foot.

Jarrah Jarrah-burl

Supplied by  -   Paull Dickson - Subiaco, Western Australia




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Purple ball bulletball RED LANCEWOOD (Archidendropisis basaltica)

Found in dry forests of Queensland.
Color is dark purple to pinkish-red-purple, some with black streaks, yellow sap, very fine texture.
Hard and heavy, cuts and finishes well, is stable color can fade in bright light, probably too dense to accept polymer filling or other stabilizing agents.
Weighs 75 lbs per cubic foot.

Red lancewood  Lancewood

As donated and described by  -   Dr. Eugene Dimitriadis - XYLO-australis - Camberwell, Victoria, Australia
Also listed by  -   Supreme WOOD - St. Albans Vic Australia




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Purple ball bulletball NEEDLEWOOD (Hakea spp)

Found in Northwestern Australia
Pink-purple-brown wood with a fine texture and prominent ray (lace) figure.
Pretty hard and heavy, it finishes well with with oils or better surface finishes.
Weighs 60-70 lbs per cubic foot.

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Purple ball bulletball IVORY NEEDLEWOOD (Hakea ivoyii)

Cream-ivory wood with a fine texture and prominent ray (lace) figure.
Pretty hard and heavy, it finishes well with with oils or better surface finishes.
Weighs 60-70 lbs per cubic foot.

Ivory Needlewood

As donated and described by  -   Dr. Eugene Dimitriadis - XYLO-australis - Camberwell, Victoria, Australia



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