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CARRETO

botanical name unknown

There are at least 16 species from 8 genera (about half of the species are in the genus Aspidosperma) that have carreto as all or part of one or more of their common names and I have no idea which of them are represented on this page except as specifically stated with particular pieces.



my samples:


both sides of a quartersawn sample plank of carreto / Aspidosperma dugandii --- NOTE: The apparent difference in color between the sides is not present in the wood; both sides look exactly like the second pic in color.


end grain and end grain closeup of the piece directly above


END GRAIN UPDATE from directly above


both sides of a flat cut sample plank of carreto / Aspidosperma dugandii --- HUGE enlargements are present. This sample was loaned to me by David Clark whom I thank for this and other contributions to the site. The bright red areas on the right-hand side of the unlabeled side of the plank are even more bright in reality than they are in this pic.


end grain and end grain closeup of the piece directly above


END GRAIN UPDATE from directly above



web pics:


cookie


the buyer of this plank told me that it is a beautiful orange, slightly darker than in this picture.


turning blocks


turning stick


scales


pen blanks that have been oiled and waxed