Mango natural

Discussion in 'Show off your homemades!' started by Bushmaster, Feb 15, 2014.

  1. Bushmaster

    Bushmaster New Member

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    Back in December, Kholgez and I exchanged some lumber. This is the first one I have completed from a mango fork he sent me. Thanks again Kholgez, I am enjoying your southern generosity!
     

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  2. FIAAO

    FIAAO Failureisalwaysanoption

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    Wow, looking good!
     

  3. FilipNilssob

    FilipNilssob Lactose is my Kryptonite

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    Mango? I've never seen mango wood before! On a scale of 1 to ironwoods how hard is it? Great work on the shooter! Beautiful finish!


    My slingshot will shoot slingshots!
     
  4. tivo532

    tivo532 Junior Member

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    I was also interested on the hardness and found this site:

    Mango = 980
    Lignumvitae = 4500

    Cheers!
     
  5. Bushmaster

    Bushmaster New Member

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    It's easy to rasp but wants to peel a little when using coarse grit but smoothes out nicely with 80 grit and higher. I read somewhere that all fruit trees were good candidates for SS so I never questioned it's suitability. One source gives it a number of 1120 on Janka scale and rates it similar to white oak. I guess I'll know soon.
     
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  6. dolomite

    dolomite Banned

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    Bushmaster, excellent work on that fork! I love a sculpted natty.
     
  7. Slagskimmer Mike

    Slagskimmer Mike thinks TBG smells better than roses

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    Beautiful color and shape.

    Sounds like great wood.
     
  8. Lacumo

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    Nice grain with the knots and a good carving job!
     
  9. kohlqez

    kohlqez Accident-Prone

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    That's not fair, my mango SS didn't turn out that good
     
  10. Bushmaster

    Bushmaster New Member

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    It does have a very pleasant, light fragrance to it when you work it. Thanks for all the nice comments folks!
     
  11. AngelicScars

    AngelicScars MILF of the board

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