Rosewood Runner

Discussion in 'Show off your homemades!' started by G_Y, May 18, 2013.

  1. G_Y

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    There was a piece of rosewood, a fallen tree ripped it years ago. Despite a small weak core testing showed good stability and handheld after removing most of the bork. A saw, rough and fine sandpaper did the rest. Furniture polish darkened it a bit. Should be good for 5 to 10g ammo.
     

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    onnod Im from Holland, isnt that weird?

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  3. tokSick

    tokSick Senior Member

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    Nice natural.
    Just checked on wiki for "rosewood", it seem to be dense, hard and resistant to moisture and vermin. I wish i could have access to that kind of wood:(
     
  4. G_Y

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    Nice but similar to other woods. The bork was so rotten. Maybe it is blackberry, a kind of rose plant, too. Hedges of thorny blackberry are common here near fields or where forests end. Hazelnut is a bit more elastic, i think. Would be a good choice, too.
     
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    I just finished a board cut and the next one will be a natural fork( i got some drying). I never managed to make one without cracks( I HATE CRACKS!!!!,... if you didn' t knew) but i will not give up until i got the(aproximative) same result you got. ;)
     
  6. G_Y

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    Dead wood is harder, often laying around where farmers cut the hedges or hanging on a tree. It is dried, so less cracks while drying. Slow cutting without much pressing and finer grinding prevent cracks, too.