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I met a guy from Hawaii in a class this summer and he surprised my with a 12x12x6" piece of fresh cut monkey pod in a flat rate box! I decided to make a trio of small (4"-6") HFs to keep as a reminder of a great class and a kind gesture. I will buff them up a little when they are dry but I couldn't resist taking a quick picture with the iPhone. Critiques are welcome.
 

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I have not heard of monkey pods, but I love these pieces. Well done. :thumbsup:

I have not tried hollow forms, but I know it is not as easy as it sounds.
 

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Thanks Dave. Monkey pod is a tropical tree that reminds me of a cross between mesquite and walnut. I have a carved mp end table that was given to me and I have wanted to turn a piece ever since. Probably not the best turning wood out there but I like its look.
 

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Very nice!!!:thumbsup:

Monkey Pod is one of my favorites. The chatoyance is just amazing. This reminds me, I have 6 or 8 monkey pod peppermill blanks I need to get to spinning!
 
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clpead said:
Those are very nice and have great shape. How hollow were you able to get them?
Thanks. They are hollowed out to a wall thickness of around 3/16". Maybe 1/8" in spots and 1/4 in spots. The bottoms may be a bit thicker because I usually start to chicken out when I get that far along.
 
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