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Old 03-30-2009, 05:19 AM   #71
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Today's pics are of fossilized Coral. It holds some very interesting patterns as it turns and twists all over itself. Pretty cool stuff!
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Dead sexy. How durable is the coral?
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It seems to be pretty durable, but I have no long term actual use that I can tell you about. It's much like the mammoth tooth - I have questions about it surviving recoil if it comprises the whole grip, but putting it over and in wood makes it stable and there should be no problems with full use.
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Here's some Tulipwood to start your day off with. Aptly named wood I'd say.

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You do some real fine work with wood there Sarge...!!

Here's a pair of African Zebrawood grips I put on my S&W 659 back in the 80's

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Did you make those? Looks like some serious shaping work involved there. Very nice.
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Here's some Tulipwood to start your day off with. Aptly named wood I'd say.

Awesome. I love the simple, high contrast grain.
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Here's a set of Amboyna Burls I made for my Fusion bobtail. I like the way they go with both the medallion and the flat black of the IonDLC finish.


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Believe it or not, this set is made from maple. Mineral stained maple that is. Something that occurs naturally in certain locations. The tree leeches up minerals from the ground in the course of growing that can turn the wood or portions of it, different colors. This really looks alot likek Cherry, but it's not. Cool stuff from nature.
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How about some nice spalted maple for a Firday mornings "beautiful wood moment".
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Here's a nice set done in Pheasantwood from Hawaii. Aptly named if you could see it in person - the grain is sharp and closely resembles pheasant feathers. It also comes into sharp focus and then back out as you rotate it under light. A very cool look!
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