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07-01-2021 10:38 PM

Topic tags/keywords: wood id


This is one side of a piece of the many types of exotic wood I recently was given. Trying to ID. Will send the opposite side as well as end grain in the next posts.


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#1 posted 07-01-2021 10:40 PM


Opposite side of previous post.

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#2 posted 07-01-2021 10:46 PM

This is the end grain of the last two posts, hoping that it is adequate for ID.

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#3 posted 07-01-2021 10:48 PM

Looks like Luan mahogany to me – often sold in plywood form.

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

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#4 posted 07-01-2021 11:05 PM

If it’s hard and heavy, it could be Pau Ferro also known as Bolivian rosewood although it’s not actually a rosewood just like Lauan isn’t actually mahogany.

-- Darrel

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#5 posted 07-01-2021 11:11 PM

It is hard and heavy, the weight was the first thing that I noticed when cutting.
Thanks to both for the input.

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#6 posted 07-02-2021 02:32 PM

Ipe

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#7 posted 07-02-2021 04:35 PM

I’d also “guess” Ipe, but the color is on the lighter side

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#8 posted 07-02-2021 10:14 PM

Sapele…

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#9 posted 07-02-2021 10:25 PM

Since you have it in hand with a good looking (smooth) endgrain cut, here are three of the several possibilities beign offered from the wood database

Both are 10x magnification, note the difference in spotting between the two and the greater number of open pores on the Pau Ferro

Ipe:

Pau Ferro:

Sapele:

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#10 posted 07-03-2021 03:54 AM

My guess is brown wood. Seriously I no idea the color looks washed out or sanded with coarse paper.
I don’t think it’s Pau ferro Because I don’t think pau trees are not very big and that’s looks to be from a big tree.

-- Aj

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#11 posted 07-03-2021 04:00 AM

ill tell ya what kind of wood it is,it’s who cares wood,just make something beautiful and forget it because no one here really knows ! sorry but it needed saying-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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#12 posted 07-04-2021 01:27 AM

It doesn’t matter. Choose a name or make up a name. Focus your attention on the characteristics of the wood. Learn how it responds to your tools. Adapt your woodworking skills to those factors.

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

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#13 posted 07-04-2021 01:31 AM

Wipe it with mineral spirits and take another picture before it evaporates.

-- The hump with the stump and the pump!

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#14 posted 07-04-2021 04:05 PM


The mineral spirits really brought out the grain, I will post the end grain in the next pic.
This is not the original piece of wood, I had started a project with the original but this was part of the same piece. This wood is heavy and hard; I broke off three screws when hooking to my lathe. Had to dig them out which didnt help the final appearance of the project.

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#15 posted 07-04-2021 04:08 PM


End grain of last pic

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