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LEOPARD / LEOPARDWOOD

Panopsis rubellens

Panopsis rubellens of the family Proteaceae. This South American wood has an appearance VERY similar to Roupala brasiliense (South American lacewood) but can often be distinguished from it with a small amount of experience --- it is darker brown in color and is harder and heavier and with a noticibly finer texture. It is sometimes called lacewood just as lacewood is sometimes called leopardwood. The two woods Panopsis rubellens and Roupala brasiliense often confused with each other, because they share both common names and characteristics. More on that in the this link:

An illustrated discussion on the confusion among the names
lacewood, leopardwood, planetree, sycamore, silky oak and others




my samples:


sample piece and end grain listed as Roupala brazilensis


end grain closeup of the sample piece directly above


END GRAIN UPDATE from directly above


plank and closeup


"special figure" plank (details below)


another "special figure" plank and closeup (details below)


small plank cut from the larger "special figure" plank above and shown along with a normal plank. The "special figure" plank doesn't look like normal leopard wood at all and the reason seems to be the broken rays shown directly below




end grain of the "special figure" plank showing the discontinuous rays --- compare this to the 4 planks shown directly below, all of which have normal (continuous) rays). Also shown is the END GRAIN UPDATE of the piece


end grain of several planks; details below. The right-most plank is the "special figure" one and its end grain closeup is shown in the set above


end grain closeup of 4 of the 5 planks shown in the single pic directly above


planks


planks


plank


plank


plank


a set of small planks and a closeup


planks and a closeup photographed at a woodworking store --- really big enlargements are present



web pics:


end grain --- the first pic has a ridiculous black color


planks


planks listed as leopardwood / Panopsis rubellens


plank and closeup


turning stock


waxed turning stock listed as leopardwood / Panopsis rubellens


plank and closeup


planks and closeup


knife handle scales


pen blanks


veneer --- this doesn't look anything like the planks and I believe it is an unrelated spiecs that is widely called leopard wood (I've seen this veneer sold by at least 3 vendors), but I'm not sure yet WHAT species it is. One of the joys of "common" wood names.





guitar by Gregory Pizzeck; enlargements are present


shaker set


bowls by Bryan Nelson (NelsonWood). Bryan fine-polishes his bowls with 1200 or even higher grit sandpaper while they are spinning at high speed on the lathe and then finishes them there with a friction polish of his own devising, thus achieving a shine and color vibrancy that is beautiful to behold. I believe these bowls are all about 5" across.