A couple years back I scored a great deal on an exotic wood lot on CL and for the most part have been using those cool woods in many projects, with a couple of exceptions…....and this was the main exception. There were 4 pieces marked “Rosewood” in the lot that I just knew were something extraordinary.
The boards are roughly 5” x 36” (4/4). I should add that I did barter one of these boards for my lathe, so now it’s 3. It’s hard to imagine anything denser than these boards. For a couple of years now I would pass one of these boards to any shop visitors just to see the reaction…...they are heavy….
Honestly, I have cleaned up a bunch of hard wood, but was always intimated by these four.
I just sharpened the jointer knives and rotated the carbide cutters on the Shelix cutter head in the planer, so decided today was the day to see what was hiding under the rough sawn exterior of one…....
Shown with the other two boards rough:
I’m color blind, but I’m seeing a bunch of different colors here. I’m thinking Cocobolo.
Not sure where to go from here, but wow…......
Thanks for looking.
-- Jeff .... Minnesota, USA