Thursday, June 12, 2008

Pau Ferro Wood Tatting Shuttle with Silver Inlay

This is a new variety of wood for Dave. It’s called Pau Ferro, from South America, and has a rich brown Old World look and feel to it. Dave hand carved this side shuttle and inlayed sterling silver accent dots on each edge. The shuttle is a hair under 3 inches and initialed and dated by Dave.

Pao ferro or pau ferro (Caesalpinia echinata or Machaerium scleroxylum Tul.) is an exotic tree found in Brazil and Bolivia. Its wood is often used for making fingerboards for basses and electric guitars. It has a similar feel and similar tonal attributes to rosewood, but has a slightly lighter colour. The wood may also used for flooring, fancy furniture, and handgun grips. It is also known as morado and Bolivian rosewood, though it is not a true rosewood.

This unique Pau Ferro wood tatting shuttle is currently up for auction on Ebay.