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Project by Steevo posted 03-18-2011 01:25 AM 1561 views 3 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I received a call from an elderly gent who served in the 2nd WW in New Guinea. He asked if I could make a table from some timber he had brought back about 50 years ago. It was all small boards about 15mm thick and 120 wide by 1500mm long. I had to laminate everything to make the top and the legs.It was pretty gray when it went though the planer and I was pleasantly surprised at the other end.
Finish: Wipe on Poly.

Any guesses as to the species of timber ???

-- I was married by a judge.....I should have asked for a Jury





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dpow

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#1 posted 03-18-2011 01:35 AM

Nice table. I like the wood and the design. Thanks for sharing.

-- Doug

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Mike Gager

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#2 posted 03-18-2011 01:57 AM

some sort of rosewood?

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D1st

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#3 posted 03-18-2011 04:13 AM

Very nice piece. Not sure of species.

-- http://www.furstwoodworks.com/

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woodspyder

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#4 posted 03-18-2011 08:54 AM

I think Mike got it, looks like rosewood to me. Nice table.

-- Measure three times, cut twice.

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RGtools

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#5 posted 03-18-2011 03:03 PM

I’d guess but I would only be guessing.

I love the way you worked the the grain on the top.

-- Make furniture that lasts as long as the tree - Ryan

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Steevo

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#6 posted 03-20-2011 02:44 AM

The timber species is Diospyros ebenum or Macassar Ebony. Thanks for looking.

Steevo

-- I was married by a judge.....I should have asked for a Jury

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