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This is a a special piece of wood. It is not often I have the privilege of working with such a beautiful gift from a tree.

Sapele is a cousin of Mahogany and exhibits some similar visual properties, but often has more variable grain.

Polished sapele woodturned platter

Ribbon figuring is more rare and highly desired as it reflects, and refracts light in a way that is much like Tiger Eye – a semi precious stone.

Artist: Tim Tucker

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