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Posted on Please help identify this hardwood.

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#1 posted 05-21-2012 02:36 AM

Wow, I didn’t realize there would be so many SA reddish hardwoods that are very hard.

teak ?

If you mean Brazilian Teak (cumaru), I’ve been leaning that way since the start.

I’ll sand the end grain and post a pic, sometimes end grain is more distinctive than face. It does have a distinctive odor when cut, not very strong and not unpleasant. I cut a small piece today for a template around which to hammer copper wire. Copper isn’t that hard but the copper flattened and didn’t even dent the wood when struck with a hammer. I’d love to build a guitar fretboard out of this stuff but without some heavier power tools I’d be the rest of my life working it.

-- Rick M,

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