Sunday, January 20, 2013

Marblewood Chrome Bottle Openers

Another day of turning in the shop leads to another series of bottle openers.  This one is Marblewood with a chrome bottle opener. The indent is in the right spot for a comfortable ergonomic feel. The overall length is about 6-1/2 inches with about 4-1/4 inches coming from the Marblewood.

This piece is $35.  If interested, please use the contact information found in the about me or contact section of the blog.

Marblewood (Angelim Rajado, Marmaroxylon racemosum)comes from Suriname, South America which borders French Guiana, Guyana and Brazil.  It has heartwood in an orange-yellow color with black wavy streaking that gives it a marble appearance. The high contrast between the golden body and the much darker streaks give it an appearance somewhat similar to natural marble, hence the common name of “Marblewood” for this species. Marblewood’s overall appearance is very similar to Zebrawood, though Marblewood tends to have a slightly finer texture.

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