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Purple ball bullet GRAY MANGROVE  (Avicenia marina australasica)

Found on Australian coasts.
Beautiful Dove Grey some with bluish or darker streaks, some like Damascus patterns, weak medium-coarse texture which requires epoxy reinforcing (filling). Polymer will work but will darken it.
Medium hard, cuts, drills and finishes well, surface finishes retain gray color best. Very Unusual!
Weighs 50 lbs per cubic foot.

Gray mangrove

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

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Purple ball bullet AUSTRALIAN GREENHEART  (Endiandra & Geijera spp)

Found in Queensland.
Small marbled greenish heartwood in a fine tough yellow wood.
Hard, very tough and flexible, finishes well.
Weighs 60 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 bullet AUSTRALIAN LIGNUM VITAE (Premma lignum vitae)

Found in tropics. Uncommon.
It is a wood with a greenish-gray heart, cream sapwood, wavy-no figure and a very fine texture and it is tough.
Medium hard, finishes well with oils or with surface finishes, too dense to accept polymer filling or other stabilizing agents.
Weighs 56 lbs per cubic foot.

Australian Lignum Vitae

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



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Purple ball bullet RINGED MULGA (Acacia aneura)

Grows in Australian desert areas.
Color is fine brown to red brown, often with stripes, some is finely 'ringed' (Fiddleback) - very fine texture, very rare.
Other mulgas available too (e.g. horse mulga & hop mulga)
Pretty hard, finishes best with surface finishes. Prone to splitting. Weighs 75-80 lbs per cubic foot.

Ringed Mulga

Purple ball bullet RED MULGA (Acacia cyperophylla)

Grows in central Australian areas.
Color is fine pinkish pale brown, sometimes with a fine, hard to describe figure and high luster, very fine texture.
Pretty hard, Finishes best with surface finishes. Prone to splitting. Weighs 75 lbs per cubic foot.

Red Mulga

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



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Purple ball bullet WESTERN MYALL (Acacia papyrocarpa)

Growing in Southern and Western Australia.
Deep dark browns, fine texture, slightly oily.
Very hard and dense, best with surface finishes, but oiled looks good too. Too dense to accept polymer filling or other stabilizing agents.
Weighs 76-80 lbs per cubic foot.

Australian Figured Western Myal Australian Figured Western Myall
Australian Western Myall



Purple ball bullet WEEPING MYALL (Acacia pendula)

Medium dark browns with tinges of purple, some streaked, some rarely fiddled, fragrant wood.
Hard and dense, finishes very well with oil or surface finishes, may stabilize with polymer, but not well.
Weighs 70-75 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 bullet OOLINE (Cadellia monostylis)

Found in Queensland, Australia.
Very fine texture and mid red-brown color, tough, occasional figured old wood available.
Hard and dense wood, finishes well with oil or surface finish.
Weighs 67-70 lbs per cubic foot.

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Purple ball bullet AUSTRALIAN PURPLEHEART (Acacia carneorum)

It is found in a few desert areas of Australia.. Rare.
It is harder and finer than South American purpleheart. Bright purple, sometimes streaked with fainter yellow & black, very fine texture.
Hard, best finished with a surface finish, oils may darken it excessively.
Weighs 76 lbs per cubic foot.

Australian Purpleheart

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

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Purple ball bullet DESERT RARE ROOT BURLS  (Eucalyptus spp.)

Wide selection from deserts and dry woodlands of Australia.
Various colors and figures, very beautiful, swirling patterns in yellows - browns, pinks, reds-near black, purple, gray-blacks. Many beautiful patterns, some fissured, in blocks.
Hard, finish with oils or better with epoxy to strengthen and fill voids.
Weighs 60-75 lbs per cubic foot.

Desert rare Eucalyptus burl

Purple ball bullet DESERT RARE ROOT BURL SECTIONS (Eucalyptus spp.)

Selected for knives and jewelry.
Pretty hard and dense, finish with oils or better with epoxy to strengthen and fill voids.
Weighs 50-60 lbs per cubic foot.

Maue burl Mallee burl

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

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Purple ball bullet SPOTED SILK OAK (Buckinghammia sp)

It is found in tropics.
Uncommon wood - brown streaks with bluish spots and rays, fine medium texture. It is tough
Harder than medium, finishes very well especially with surface finishes. Very limited quantities
Weighs 48-60 lbs per cubic foot.

Silky oak  Silky oak

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

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Purple ball bullet SWAMPY BANKSIA  (Bunksia littoralis)

Other species include Coastal banksia (Banksia integrifolia). Swamps and coasts of Australia.
Most species of Bunksia are deep pink to dark red-brown in color, with a pronounced oak-like rays (ray figure). Figure depends on how it is cut.
Medium hard and dense, open grain needs filling. Will fill / stabilize successfully with acrylics. Weighs 40 lbs per cubic foot.)

Swampy bunksie

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

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Purple ball bullet RED STRINGYBARK  (Eucalyptus macrorhyncha)

Victoria and Nortwestern Australia.
Fine textured pinkish-brown wood, which, when figured with fine Fiddleback can look beautiful.
Hard, finishes best with with a tough surface finish.
Weighs 55-60 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 bullet RED SIRIS - (Albizia toona)


Queensland rainforests, red to dark-red with yellow streaks, coarse texture, irritating dust.
Medium hard, finishes easyly and well with oils or surface finishes, will seal well with polymer resins.
Weight is approximately 45lb per cubic foot.

Red Siris

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

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Purple ball bullet TEA TREE (Leptospermum spp)

There are many speceis of tea tree in Australia and, as their name suggests, their foliage made a poor beverage substitute. They have tough strong woods but are rarely cut or milled for their woods. The woods selected for knives is from parts of Victoria and Tasmania. It shows a strong striping with varying colours- creams, pinks browns and even purples.
Weight is estimated at 50-55 lb per cubic foot.

Tea tree

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

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Purple ball bullet VINE TREE / SUPPLEJACK (Ventilago viminalis)

Found in dry land areas of Australia.
Related to Pink Ivory, rich medium browns with hues of deeper greenish browns and pinkish purples, very fine texture, some red-purple streaked. some wavy.
Hard and dense, stable, finishes well with oil or surface finishes, too dense to accept polymer filling or other stabilizing agents. Wear mask, dust is very irritating.
Weighs 65-75 lbs per cubic foot.

Vine tree / supplejack

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



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