Thursday, 4 December 2014

The Colours of Wood.


It always surprises me how much some woods change on exposure to sunlight. Some change very quickly like this lignum vitae mallet, below shows what 1/2 hour in direct light does.


Leaving it out of the sun for few hours restores much of the grain detail but still leaves it a nice dark colour, as below.


And this is some Kingwood which reacts very much more slowly to exposure. This is the end of a large board that had been laying in a workshop for the last 30 years, I was assured it was Kingwood but wasn't sure until I made the cut.


look at that wonderful purple grain! No wonder it is such a prized wood.


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