mistery wood

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Blog entry by Henndoe posted 03-03-2013 08:03 PM 1403 reads 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

So a friend of mine who works in NYC called me last week and said he has a wood has no idea what it is but he’s pretty sure its something exotic. It was a railing at a school that was outside and had been painted about 50 times. The railing was built in the early 60s so its in real bad shape. But I took it anyway.And boy am I glad I did. Its about 50 feet of 2by3. As I turns out its all purpleheart. I plained one piece down already and its pretty awesome. You cannot tell one bit what kind of wood it is until you cut or plain it because there is so much wweathering and paint. As soon as I figure out how to post pictures I will its pretty neat though I think.

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#1 posted 03-03-2013 08:35 PM

big score!

-- Steve

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#3 posted 03-03-2013 08:55 PM

send me 12cm length for 2 knife handles… 14 cm for a big hands..
wow that is an amazing find.. had my fist few bits of the purple heart last year its an amazing colour.

I hope you find a cracking project for it



-- Englishman in Finland I am guessing that i am Finglish.

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#4 posted 03-04-2013 12:33 AM

Is it all round like a dowel? Kind of funny, it could have been bought for the purple color since it may have matched one of the school colors, and over the years everybody forgot about that, or some helpful individual painted them when they got dirty, to cover it up. Or maybe it just got painted because keeping the nice finish may have been perceived as too difficult. You never know. Nice score, in any event.

-- Random Orbital Nailer

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