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This hand turned wood egg is made from a solid piece of Red Palm. The egg is finished with a friction polish while still on the lathe. Stand is included.

This egg measures 2 1/2" tall and 1 1/2" wide.


Red Palm (Cocos nucifera) has a medium to fine texture, though it is by no means even or uniform on account of the contrast between the dense, darker fibers, and the soft, lighter cellulose structure of the wood. Grain is very straight, and contains no growth rings, knots, or defects.Being a monocot, endgrain characteristics are non-typical when compared to more familiar hardwood dicots. Fibers are more densely packed toward the outside of the tree trunk, becoming more and more sparse toward the center of the tree. The center core of the tree is soft and contains none of the darker vascular bundles that give the wood its characteristic look and hardness.

Growth rings, sapwood, and rays are completely absent. Endgrain exhibits a dotted pattern unique to palm trees.Tends to be quite difficult to work with both machine and hand tools. The hard fibers contrast with the soft body of the wood, and can be brittle and splinter or pull out.

Very sharp tools and correct cutting angles are required to get clean results. Applying a hardener or sanding sealer prior to final sanding/machining may help give a more homogenous density and reduce tearout. The lighter colored body of the wood tends to absorb larger quantities of finish, so care must be taken during finishing.

Exotic Red Palm Wood Egg Turned Wood Egg by Bryan Tyler Nelson for Nelsonwood


Overview

  • Handmade item
  • Material: red palm
  • Ships worldwide from United States
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