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Purple ball bulletball COASTAL ROSEWOOD  (Dysoxylum fraseranum)

Also known as Rose Mahogany, it grows in the rainforests of Australia.
Reddish-brown, fine texture and interlocked grain, rose like odor.
Medium hardness, can be oily. Sanding dust can be irritant, oil finishes probably best, surface finishes can be difficult.
Weighs 45-48 lbs per cubic foot.

Coastal Rosewood

Purple ball bulletball DESERT ROSEWOOD  (Alectryon oleifolius)

Found in Eastern deserts and dry lands of Australia.
Color is very dark red-brownish purple, some with black streaks, dense and fine grain. Usually some cracks or natural fissures, sometimes with fine mineralization in pores.
Very hard and dense, treat with respect and care, finishes like a glass. Best with surface finishes, too dense to fill with polymers, but can be strengthen with an epoxy surface finish.
Weighs 75-88 lbs per cubic foot.

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Purple ball bulletball GOLDEN SATINWOOD (Rhodosphaera rhodanthema)

Also called Tulip Satinwood, It is found in dry tropical forests of Australia.
Color of 'old gold' with pinker streaks, fine and lustrous, some wavy.
Hard like a maple and of medium density, finishes and handles well, best with surface finishes, but should be stabilized / filled with polymer.
Weighs 40-45 lbs per cubic foot.

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Purple ball bulletball PINK SILKWOOD (Oreocallis spp)

It is found in coastal forest of Australia. Uncommon wood.
Silky pinks with high sheen, soft and porous and silk like.
It is like a soft maple and not very dense, needs stabilizing (filling and hardening / strengthening). Finishes well.
Weighs 35-40 lbs per cubic foot.

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Purple ball bulletball TAZALI SILKWOOD (Crypotocarya spp)

It is found in Queensland.
Silky open texture sometimes with wavy figure, like a satinwood.
Soft like a maple, needs stabilizing (polymer filling to harden the surface), finishes well.
Weighs 35 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 AUSTRALIAN SNAKEWOOD (Acacia xiphophylla)

It grows in desert of West Australia. Uncommon.
It is called that because the limbs of the tree curve like snakes.
The wood is very unlike South American Snakewood. It is almost as hard and dense, but is dark brown-black with very fine golden streaks, no figure, fine texture, does not have the wonderful and unique spots and stripes of the South American one. Limited availability.
Hard and dense, it is tougher, less prone to splitting, finishes very well with oils and surface finishes.
Weighs 80 lbs per cubic foot.

Australian Snakewood

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Purple ball bulletball TULIPWOOD (Harpulia pendula)

Found in tropics. Uncommon.
Color - bold brown streaks on creamy background, some like a tortoise shell, fine medium texture.
Medium hardness, finishes very well especially with surface finishes.
Weighs 56 lbs per cubic foot.

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Purple ball bulletball BELAH - BLACK OAK (Allocasaurina pauper)

Found in Central and Western dry areas of Australia.
Very hard fine textured wood with small darker heart almost black at times, glass-like finish is possible, surface or oil finishes both work.
Weighs 75-82 lbs per cubic foot.

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Purple ball bulletball BLACK IRONBOX  (Eucalyptus raveretiana)

It is found in Queensland. Rare.
Cream-grey with black and grey streaks, some mineral threads may be seen in the wood pores, slightly coarse texture.
Pretty hard, pores needs some filling but finishes well with oil or surface finish. May accept polymer finish.
Weighs 68 lbs per cubic foot.

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Purple ball bulletball FLAME SHEOAK  (Allocasuarina inophloia)

Also called Flamed Casuarina, Flame oak, Wooly oak, Hairy oak. NO connection to oaks in Europe or North America. It is found in Queensland.
Reddish brown with creamy sapwood, striking and bold red brown rays / lines throughout, very fine texture, splits easily and needs care cutting & drilling.
Medium hard, finishes very well with oils or surface finishes, unlikely to accept polymer for stabilizing.
Weighs 59 lbs per cubic foot.

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Sheoak  Sheoak



Purple ball bulletball LACEY SHEOAK  (Allocasuarina fraserana)

Also called Lacey Casuarina, it is found in West Australia.
Reddish brown, with wild lacey patterns, some with rare birdseyes, beautiful..
Medium hardness, finishes well with oil or surface finishes, may not accept polymer filling or other stabilizing agents.
Weighs 45 lbs per cubic foot.

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Purple ball bulletball ROSE SHEOAK  (Casuarina torulosa)

Another Casuarina, it is found in Coastal Australia.

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Purple ball bulletball CONKERBERRY  (Carissa spp.)

It is found in Northern Australia.
Bright orange heartwood, cream bone like sapwood, very fine bone-like textured wood.
Hard, finishes well especially with good surface finishes like epoxy etc.
Because it is very fine and dense, it does not accept polymer filling or other stabilizing agents.
Weighs 70-75 lbs per cubic foot.

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Purple ball bulletball COOLABAH  (Eucalyptus coolabah)

Grows mostly in Australia's central regions. Three species, rare, very limited availability.
Usually pinkish, some gray-brown, some Ringed or Fiddleback. Most have fine texture.
Burls are very beautiful with wild, cloud-like patterns in tones of pink and brown and cream sapwood.
Pretty hard, cuts, drills and finishes well with oil or surface finishes
Weighs 72 lbs per cubic foot.

Coolibah burl

Purple ball bulletball BLACK COOLIBAH  (Eucalyptus microtheca)

Grows mostly in Australia's Northern regions.
This one is mostly black to deep brown with fine whitish (mineral) thread-like deposits in grain, some in burl form, but not high figure.
Hard, cuts, drills and finishes well with oil or surface finishes
Weighs 70-80 lbs per cubic foot.

black coolibah burl



Purple ball bulletball RING COOLIBAH

Ring Coolibah

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Purple ball bulletball AUSTRALIAN EBONY  (Diospyros ferrea & varieties)

It is found in Northern Australia. Rare.
True ebony, some jet black black, sometimes with pale or cream streaks, very fine grain.
Hard (like mesquite), splits easy and needs care in handling like any ebony.
Finishes beautifully with oils or surface finishes. Too fine to accept polymer filling or other stabilizing agents.
Weighs 78 lbs per cubic foot.

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Purple ball bulletball MYRTLE EBONY  (Diospyros spp.)

Another ebony variety found in Queensland.
Color creamy yellow, occasional streaks of red and black spots, medium it texture.
Medium in hardness, could be too soft without being stabilized. Unknown finishing.
Weighs 40-48 lbs per cubic foot

NOTE:  There are other species called Ebony, but not Diospyros which is the Genus of the true Ebony. Not all ebonies have black heartwoods!

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Purple ball bulletball GIANT RED EUCALYPT  (Eucalyptus camaldulensis)

Also called Red River Gum, it is found by central Australian rivers.
Selected for figure - "wavy" & "beeswing" or "fiddleback" deep pink-red, fine texture. Pretty hard and of medium density. Cuts, drills and finishes very well with oils or with surface finishes, should stabilize / polymer OK.
Weighs 55-58 lbs per cubic foot.

Red River Eucalypt Red River wavy Eucalypt

Purple ball bulletball ANCIENT FOSSIL EUCALYPT  (Eucalyptus camadulensis)

Ancient Fossil Red Gum - Very rare, buried for 5, 000 - 10,000 years. Some figured, now black-blackish brown but not petrified. Medium fine texture, some ancient pinhole borer bug holes, some with natural cracks and fractures, which are unavoidable.
Of medium hardness and density, drills and finishes well with oils or with surface finishes. Not hard to handle, will stabilize / polymer OK, but can be strengthen by surface epoxy finish.
Can be successfully filled and glued together with a 5 minute 2 part epoxy glue.
Weighs 55-60 lbs per cubic foot.

Ancient Eucaliptus Ancient Eucalyptus

Purple ball bulletball YELLOW GUM  (Eucalyptus leucoxylon)

Pale brown with hints of pink and yellow, medium texture, interlocked grain with beeswing figure.
Pretty hard and of medium density.
Weighs 60-65 lbs per cubic foot.

Yellow gum burl

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Purple ball bulletball DESERT GIDGEE  (Acacia cambagei)

Grows on Australia's inland desert areas.
Deep rich brown color, "Ringed" - Fiddleback like fine figure & texture. A favorite.
Some wavy or wild rich chocolate brown color, very fine figure and texture.
Very hard and heavy, cuts, drills, finishes and handles well. Best with surface finishes as oils darken it too much. One of the best for handles, superior to ironwoods.
Weighs 78-85 lbs per cubic foot.

Ringed Gidgee



Purple ball bulletball BLACK GIDGEE  (Acacia argyrodendron)

Found in central Queensland, it is uncommon..
Dark browns, with brown-black streaks, fine texture.
Medium hard, prone to some splitting
Weighs 65-70 lbs per cubic foot.

Black Gidgee



Purple ball bulletball PINK or PURPLE GIDGEE  (Acacia crombiei)

Rare desert species.
Greenish brown becoming purple to pink on exposure to light or Dark purple, becomes pink with light, bright ring at yellow sapwood. Very tough, fine grain.
Hard, but works well, best with surface finishes. Too dense to accept polymer filling or other stabilizing agents.
Weighs 80-85 lbs per cubic foot.

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Purple ball bulletball GRASS TREE (latin name)

Also called Blackboy pith root, It is found in forests of Australia.
Color is dark brown, almost black, coarse chaotic grain pattern.
Medium density, has to be sealed with surface finishes, but should be stabilized / filled with polymer.
Weighs 40-45 lbs per cubic foot.

grass_tree

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