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#1 posted 03-16-2010 05:15 PM

I’ve done a little more research, and made a visit to the local Woodcraft store, sample in hand.
The guy at Woodcraft wasn’t sure, and kinda followed my lead that it might be teak.
Turns out it could also be Acacia, or Sheesham (Indian Rosewood).
Anyone ever work with either of these?
I’m beginning to think that it is Acacia due to the smell as it cuts. And my research (thank you Wikipedia) indicates possible health issues working with Acacia, weather it’s been fumigated or not. Turns out the vapor from cutting can have an effect (alkaloids in the sap), so even a dust mask/collector isn’t enough.
So, I’ve got the doors open and a fan blowing out the door to pull everything away, still trying to figure out what to make with it all.
Will post a few photos of the raw wood and a couple of cuts to show the grain.

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