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Forum topic by CharlieM1958 posted 10-23-2020 03:00 PM 707 views 0 times favorited 13 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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CharlieM1958

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10-23-2020 03:00 PM

Hi, folks! I haven’t posted here in quite a while, but this one is bugging me and I know y’all can answer it. I started making this little box from some materials that have been laying around the shop for years, and I can’t but my finger on this wood species. The light wood is maple, but the other is something that came in a box of assorted exotic woods I bought a long time ago. I’m sure I knew what it was at the time, but now I’m at a loss. As a side note, it’s a little pinker in person than the photo shows.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"


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#1 posted 10-23-2020 03:02 PM

I should have mentioned it is quite hard and heavy.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#2 posted 10-23-2020 03:14 PM

Did it smell any particular way when cutting? Almost looks like some mesquite I have used.

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#3 posted 10-23-2020 03:32 PM

Jatoba, possibly Mirado/Bolivian Rosewood? Does it have open pores?

-- "Bordnerizing" perfectly good lumber for over two decades.

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#4 posted 10-23-2020 04:58 PM

Pink, hard, heavy; with black streaking?
Suggestions:
- Gum/Eucalyptus species (Jarrah or Red Gum)
- Rosewood species (Sisso, Cocobolo)
- Pau Ferro (Morado, Bolivian Rosewood)
- Chechen (or ‘fake’ Caribbean Rosewood)
- Macacauba (less dense than others above)

These references might help:
https://www.wood-database.com/wood-finder/
http://www.hobbithouseinc.com/personal/woodpics/

Best Luck.

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

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#5 posted 10-23-2020 05:23 PM

Charlie I have some macacuba and some Chechen and it doesn’t look any way that you have. I’ll do a little checking.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Appomattox Virginia [email protected]

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#6 posted 10-23-2020 05:39 PM

Tiger wood

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#7 posted 10-24-2020 02:01 AM

Douglas, definitely closed pores.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#8 posted 10-24-2020 02:47 AM

well first off glad to see you post again,youve been missed.id say a type of ironwood,like tigerwood thats used a lot for decking.very dense wood and heavy.

-- 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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#9 posted 10-27-2020 03:32 PM

Morado is my guess. Sorry, I misspelled it last guess.

-- "Bordnerizing" perfectly good lumber for over two decades.

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#10 posted 10-27-2020 03:51 PM

chk out the wood data base https://www.wood-database.com/

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#11 posted 10-27-2020 04:32 PM

Pau Ferro is my guess. Same as Morado I believe as previously suggested. If it’s close pored, then it would be another indicator.

-- Darrel

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#12 posted 10-27-2020 07:18 PM

Does knowing the name make any difference in how you will proceed withy the project?

-- You know, this site doesn't require woodworking skills, but you should know how to write.

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#13 posted 10-27-2020 09:35 PM



Does knowing the name make any difference in how you will proceed withy the project?

- Phil32


+1 ive never really cared,if it’s beautiful thats good enough for me.

-- 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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