Mopani Box with Pink Ivory Chatterwork Insert

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Project by Izzy68 posted 08-25-2014 04:09 PM 1016 views 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Mopani Box with Pink Ivory Chatterwork Insert. 1 1/2 inches tall x 1 1/4” wide.

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#1 posted 08-26-2014 01:24 PM

Nice little box. How does Mopani turn, I have a piece in my collection, that has been setting around for at least 20 years.

-- Rockbuster,Ft. Wayne,In It is far better to remain silent, and appear the fool, than it is to open ones mouth, and remove all doubt.

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#2 posted 08-26-2014 01:45 PM

Mopani is one of my favorites. However, it is extremely hard, with irregular grain and prone to tearout. It doesn’t turn like other hard woods like the ebonies, closer to the rosewoods but with more tear out. So tools have to be sharp and—in my case, at least—scraping before sanding is a must.

-- Jimmy

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