Rescued Wood #17: Flamboyant Crotch Anyone?

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Blog entry by PG_Zac posted 02-02-2010 07:23 PM 3525 reads 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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No not that !! Get your mind above the belt.

Here is the pile of Flamboyant (Delonix Regia) I started slabbing today.


And here are some gorgeous crotch pieces from the log to the left of the helmet in the picture above.



This wood is a beautiful creamy yellow colour and is quite soft. Unfortunately the smell is not particularly pleasant – try to imagine a faint after-smell of pine vomit. I know that sounds gross, and it is, but fortunately it is not a strong odour. I wonder how strong the smell will be after the wood is properly dried.

-- I may be schizophrenic, but at least I have each other.

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#1 posted 02-02-2010 08:33 PM

This is some nice looking wood. I know you have your vacant room to store these slabs in but I keep wondering where you are going to put all this wood! :)

But it does look like you are having fun.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#2 posted 02-02-2010 08:41 PM

Gorgeous wood, what is the common name of it?

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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#3 posted 02-02-2010 09:49 PM

Scott – I have to admit that I’m getting more selective about the woods I take on, space will soon become an issue.

Mike – Here in South Africa the tree is called a Flamboyant, in Hawaii it is the Royal Poinciana. According to Wikipedia it is also known as “Krishnachura, Gulmohar, Peacock Flower, Flame of the Forest, Malinche, and Tabachine, and is one of several trees named the Flame tree.” So, pick your name.

Mario – If I ever take this slabbing commercial I’ll definitely buy or make a larger & stronger milling machine. For now though, this is still a hobby and I can’t justify the cost of the machine I really want. I want to earn a reputation as the local mobile miller, and maybe it can become a viable income generator.

-- I may be schizophrenic, but at least I have each other.

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#4 posted 02-02-2010 11:00 PM

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