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Posted on Can anyone tell me the identification of this wood?

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#1 posted 02-16-2017 04:18 AM

So Tony, I get to eat my words a little. I went back and tried to float/sink my wood and after sitting in the garage for 3-4 years it floats. I came up with a weight of 52 lb/ft^3 and a sp gravity of .832 kg/m^3. Now I’m not sure what I have. Maybe it’s still true cumaru and it’s as dry as it’s going to get. Maybe it’s your species. Here is a nicer picture of the pores.

ADDENDUM: I don’t mean to hijack this thread, and I’m not sure this is helping the OP, but the plot thickens with my own wood. I grabbed two more pieces out of the garage and they both sank. Their weight came to 60 lb/ft^3 an d a sp. gravity of .969 (which should float, but it doesn’t and is likely math and measuring error in my instruments). Here’s a picture of these pores. Do I have mixed species in my batch? I wonder.

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