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Forum topic by ChefHDAN posted 10-22-2017 09:08 PM 737 views 0 times favorited 9 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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10-22-2017 09:08 PM

Neighbor has a friend of a friend with several 100 BF of this wood which was salvaged from the ceilings of boats in the Mid-Atlantic Chesapeake area. It’s a hard wood, does not dent easily with a thumbnail, no noticeable smell when planed or sanded, one end cut with a poor blade burnt just like cherry. carves like butter with a sharp chisel, I’m stuck between a cherry or a mahogany, it’s very close to some of the locally harvested cherry I’ve got in the shop. So here’s the pics, salvage so no bark or leaves available

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#1 posted 10-22-2017 09:37 PM

My guess would be teak.

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#2 posted 10-22-2017 09:37 PM

Alder. 100%.

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#3 posted 10-22-2017 10:36 PM

Ebony Rojo.

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#4 posted 10-23-2017 01:55 AM

Chesapeake Alder, Commonly known as Mahogany.

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#5 posted 10-23-2017 02:11 AM

I just looked at some samples of Chesapeake Alder. That’s some pretty wood, that is.

Chesapeake Alder, Commonly known as Mahogany.

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#6 posted 10-23-2017 02:17 AM

Alder. Like I said :)

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#7 posted 10-23-2017 02:32 AM

Alder the others have spoken!

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#8 posted 10-23-2017 02:14 PM

All humor aside, I think the Alder species can be ruled out.

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#9 posted 10-23-2017 03:02 PM

Looks like mahogany to me.

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