The Kaua`i Gallery of Wood & Fiber

Norfolk Miniature 03

There are 3 kinds auraucaria commonly found in Hawaii: the Hoop Pine (a. cunninghamii), Cook Island Pine (a.columnaris), and Norfolk Island Pine (a. heterohylla F.). We call them all “Norfolk Pine”. The wood is renowned for its beauty when spalted, and for its glowing translucence when turned thin and soaked in finishing oil. I rarely turn large pieces in Norfolk, but almost all of my miniatures are of this wood. The part of the tree I use reminds me of amber, full of life, warm to the touch and lovely to behold.
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