Can anyone identify this wood?

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Forum topic by awsum55 posted 07-03-2020 08:50 PM 382 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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07-03-2020 08:50 PM

I have some of this wood and I have no idea what it is. It is as hard or harder than purpleheart, and so dense it is hard to sand. Once sanded with 220 it feels as smooth as glass and as hard as stone. I really like this wood and would like to purchase more but I don’t know what to look for. Any help will be appreciated.

This is what it looks like when wiped with boiled linseed oil. I added this picture because all the pictures are slightly off the actual color.

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#1 posted 07-03-2020 10:18 PM

Reminds me of Black Limba? The coloration around knots are typical of Persimmon too. Not quite enough black streaking for White ebony, but there is ton of variation in wood so all we can do is guess. Close up of end grain will help you find species.

When I need to identify unknown wood, I use these sites:

Best Luck!

-- If it wasn't for bad luck, I wouldn't have no luck at all, - Albert King - Born Under a Bad Sign released 1967

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#2 posted 07-04-2020 01:02 AM

this is lumber jocks so it’s always alder-lol.

-- working with my hands is a joy,it gives me a sense of fulfillment,somthing so many seek and so few find.-SAM MALOOF.

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