|Project by KnotCurser||posted 05-03-2012 01:28 AM||1563 views||0 times favorited||15 comments|
There happens to be a business next door to my house that does a bunch of work with steel sheet goods. They recently received a LARGE shipment from South America on pallets that measured 4×10 feet. They stacked the four massive pallets outside and when I happened to walk by them yesterday, I noticed the very “exotic” looking woods that made up most of the runners.
I stopped in and casually asked what they planned on doing with them. “Firewood, I guess” was the response. OMG! I mentioned the nature of the wood and asked if I could harvest a few boards and they very graciously told me to take all four pallets! Sweet!
I took one of the runners and removed the nails, planed and ripped it down the center and here’s what I saw – fantastic!
In thanks to them, I created this sign for them on my scrollsaw. It measures 4×28” and is around 1/4” thick.
I’ll give this to them tomorrow – hope they like it!
If anyone can help me with what species of wood this happens to be I would be very grateful – it is very heavy/dense for it’s size as well as a bit “waxy”. Sort of like Ipe. If you look at Pic 4 you can see the wonderful striping in it.
I am thinking either teak or bocote????
Comments and Species Solution more than welcomed!
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