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Unidentified wood ring #1

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Project by kiwilynne posted 02-05-2019 08:08 AM 629 views 0 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I was recently given a banana box stacked with various wood off-cuts, primarily native NZ wood. Some of them are difficult to identify. Like this one. Whatever it is, the wood has a beautiful coppery shine, with green swathes in-between.

-- Lynne, New Zealand - Crikey, Aussie is another country, Bro.





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#1 posted 02-05-2019 12:44 PM

Very nice..

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#2 posted 02-05-2019 02:59 PM

Pretty ring

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#3 posted 02-06-2019 05:08 AM

Cool looking ring. Good job !!! Mel

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#4 posted 02-06-2019 05:30 AM

Hi Lynne,
Ok, this is a long shot, but I used to have a pencil case made from a variety of woods native to New Zealand, and I’m wondering if your ring could be a piece of Kohekohe, also known as D’Urville Island mahogany?

Of course this photo shows a piece without any finish on it, but this long shot is from another hemisphere. ;)

-- John, British Columbia, Canada

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#5 posted 02-06-2019 07:11 AM

Thanks everyone, much appreciated! :)

-- Lynne, New Zealand - Crikey, Aussie is another country, Bro.

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#6 posted 02-06-2019 07:11 AM



Hi Lynne,
Ok, this is a long shot, but I used to have a pencil case made from a variety of woods native to New Zealand, and I m wondering if your ring could be a piece of Kohekohe, also known as D Urville Island mahogany?

Of course this photo shows a piece without any finish on it, but this long shot is from another hemisphere. ;)

John – I added some images of the raw wood. It seems too dark for kohe, but not a bad guess!
- Druid


-- Lynne, New Zealand - Crikey, Aussie is another country, Bro.

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#7 posted 02-06-2019 11:54 PM

Hi Lynne,
I have had a similar wood identification problem when friends have brought me “interesting” pieces of wood that they found. The usual comment is something like . . . “it should make an interesting walking staff…. Right?”
I usually give these “orphans” the classification of “FOG” wood, and that usually satisfies the end-user.
“FOG” stands for Found On Ground.
Not very traditional, but it works here.
Have a great day,
John.

-- John, British Columbia, Canada

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#8 posted 02-13-2019 03:16 AM

Beautiful ring, Lynne.

Cheers, Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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