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what IS this wood

by dbouch
posted 08-26-2017 07:32 PM


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TheFridge

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#1 posted 08-26-2017 07:34 PM

100% confidence.

Alder.

-- Shooting down the walls of heartache. Bang bang. I am. The warrior.

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Kaleb the Swede

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#2 posted 08-26-2017 07:48 PM

Ipe actually. Have used it a bunch. Sinks if you drop it in water. It’s pretty stuff though

-- Just trying to build something beautiful

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#3 posted 08-26-2017 07:50 PM

+1 Ipe—definitely not alder

-- Jerry, making sawdust professionally since 1976

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Ron Aylor

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#4 posted 08-26-2017 08:18 PM

I’ll agree with Ipe or as I like to call it, Brazilian walnut. Most reports say that the dust is an irritant (eye, skin, lungs) ... be careful not to get any on your finger tips. LOL!

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#5 posted 08-26-2017 08:22 PM

Ipe

-- It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it. Aristotle

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#6 posted 08-26-2017 08:24 PM

Ipe

- Tony_S

I think it’s an International Poplar Export

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Tony_S

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#7 posted 08-26-2017 08:27 PM


Ipe

- Tony_S

I think it s an International Poplar Export

- jbay


Poplipe??

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dbouch

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#8 posted 08-27-2017 12:31 AM

ipe it is. thx everybody. i have more than a little of it. mostly cutoffs, but plenty to work with.

again, thx.

dbouch

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firefighterontheside

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#9 posted 08-27-2017 12:34 AM



I ll agree with Ipe or as I like to call it, Brazilian walnut. Most reports say that the dust is an irritant (eye, skin, lungs) ... be careful not to get any on your finger tips. LOL!

- Ron Aylor

That was funny!

-- Bill M. "People change, walnut doesn't" by Gene.

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#10 posted 08-27-2017 12:44 AM

I declare TheFridge the winner.

-- Alaskan's for Global warming!

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Desert_Woodworker

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#11 posted 08-27-2017 12:54 AM

Alder

-- Desert_Woodworker

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Ocelot

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#12 posted 08-27-2017 01:30 AM

Whatever it is, I don’t have any. :-(

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TheFridge

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#13 posted 08-27-2017 01:32 AM

Yep. I knew it was alder.

-- Shooting down the walls of heartache. Bang bang. I am. The warrior.

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Tony_S

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#14 posted 08-27-2017 11:31 AM



ipe it is. thx everybody. i have more than a little of it. mostly cutoffs, but plenty to work with.

again, thx.

dbouch

- dbouch

Use it for a project that doesn’t involve glue. Ipe is a dirty rotten bitch to work with and even worse to glue. In fact, we never did have ANY success gluing it at all.
Tried all the ‘oily wood’ tricks, and 4-5 different types of glue…..the Ipe laughed at us and soundly kicked our collective asses. Worse than a woman scorned!
Read about it, and you’ll find far more failure stories than success stories and I think if you could follow up on the success’s, you’d find that many turned into long(or shorter) term failures.
Horrid shit…..8 years later and I’m still bitter.

If you still want to try…..Give G2 Epoxy a go. ‘Supposedly’ formulated for this type of situation. Never tried it.
Now, I much prefer to hang up on, or throw any customers off the property the even utter that nasty evil word…

-- It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it. Aristotle

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splintergroup

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#15 posted 08-27-2017 02:22 PM

Ipe Da!

I use epoxy to glue it where the joints see stress (frames), otherwise standard glues work fine with me when the surface area is there.

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Lazyman

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#16 posted 08-27-2017 06:51 PM

Seems kind of light colored for ipe to me. Cumaru is often mistaken for ipe and I think is usually a little lighter in color. If you put it under a black light and it fluoresces, it is cumaru, if not, is could be ipe.

-- Nathan, TX -- Hire the lazy man. He may not do as much work but that's because he will find a better way.

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#17 posted 08-28-2017 05:00 PM



Yep. I knew it was alder.

- TheFridge

brazilian alder

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LiveEdge

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#18 posted 08-28-2017 07:51 PM

I put a deck in with cumaru and I wouldn’t say the sawdust looked remotely like that.

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