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Blog entry by Jason™ posted 08-28-2012 09:06 PM 650 reads 0 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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So I went back to my local woodworking place where they make cabinet, built ins and such. Dug through there scrap pile and got a few more pieces of wood. The question here is quite a simple nobish type one. Though may not be able to be answered due to my poor 5 mp camera.

I would like to know what this wood is in the pics below

1.

2. Possibly the same as above

3. Might be too small to actually tell on this one due to poor camera quality.These were the only ones that I cut and they smell really funny can’t match it with any scent though.

1. and 2. together.
The one standing is a really thick piece 2 1/4 thick X 5”X9”

Note above that these pictures might be hard to do justice for an accurate answer also not being able to touch or smell for yourself might also be a factor. I was thinkin or hopin I mean that I had a piece of walnut here but not sure. My best guess would be mahogany maybe?

Answers would be great matched with a number as well 1-3
Thanks everyone who views and gives there opinion

Beginner Jason W

-- Im all night long!! all night .. all night .. ALL NIGHT LONG



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BTimmons

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#1 posted 08-28-2012 09:16 PM

Sure looks like walnut to me.

-- Brian Timmons - http://www.BigTWoodworks.com

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Gshepherd

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#2 posted 08-28-2012 09:32 PM

I second that as well…. Nice small pieces….

-- What we do in life will Echo through Eternity........

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#3 posted 08-28-2012 09:48 PM

Agree on walnut.

-- - Terry

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sixstring

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#4 posted 08-28-2012 10:31 PM

I’m guessing Mahogany. Just saw some African mahogany earlier this week and that looks very close. The unusual smell makes me think it isnt walnut but there’s probably more than just one kind of walnut so…

-- JC Garcia, Concord, CA : "It's easier to ask forgiveness than permission..."

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#5 posted 08-28-2012 10:43 PM

If that’s not Walnut….Brian’s a dirty dog Gotta be walnut

-- Gary, DeKalb Texas only 4 miles from the mill

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Jason™

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#6 posted 08-28-2012 11:03 PM

Thanks Brian for your response. The small pieces in the third picture that I was fooling around with and when cut it smelled really weird and I could not pinpoint the smell. Well Walnut does make sense and that is what I smell. Those stinkin big yellow balls with the nut in them layin around certain trees, walnut!!

Thanks everyone else who confirmed his response and agreed.

(sixstring) I have another piece here somewhere that I got and the worker there said it was mahogany.

-- Im all night long!! all night .. all night .. ALL NIGHT LONG

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Grandpa

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#7 posted 08-29-2012 12:29 AM

It still looks like walnut on here.

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Joshuah

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#8 posted 08-29-2012 04:13 AM

I have a whole pile of something that looks so much like that…and mine is walnut. So my vote is…umm…WALNUT!!!

-- -Joshuah

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#9 posted 08-29-2012 10:36 AM

I say walnut, too.

-- Dan, Virginia Beach

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