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Forum topic by BadJoints posted 07-11-2015 10:23 PM 872 views 1 time favorited 9 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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BadJoints

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07-11-2015 10:23 PM

Can anyone identify this wood for me? I am in afghanistan and the wood came from either Africa or Asia. I am intending to make tools out of it. It’s extremely tough to saw, but it planes without too much difficulty. Planning on making a set of winding sticks, a chisel mallet and possibly a plane or two. Assuming you can help me I’d it, I would appreciate any input on its viability for these tools.

George

-- Producing furniture grade firewood since 1984


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#1 posted 07-11-2015 11:21 PM

I have no idea what kind of wood that is. But you can go to International Wood Collectors Society, http://www.woodcollectors.org and they may be able to help you out. They are a great bunch of people. The President is Elaine Tart Rasbury Hunt, You can get in touch with her on Facebook and she could put you in touch with someone that could help.

I hope they are able to help.

-- Don Solomon, New Castle, IN; Quality is not an act, it is a habit. Aristotle

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#2 posted 07-11-2015 11:23 PM

I forgot to tell you that the IWCS is on Facebook also, so you might want to check that page.

-- Don Solomon, New Castle, IN; Quality is not an act, it is a habit. Aristotle

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#3 posted 07-12-2015 05:30 AM

Looks like it could be Keruing also called Apitong,form Asia,One my lumber sources had some in their racks it’s used for trucking trailer decks.Very durable hard and heavy.

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#4 posted 07-12-2015 12:18 PM

Thanks to both of you for the help. Apitong does indeed look like a likely candidate, but I will be contacting IWCS as well for confirmation. Have a lovely day.

-- Producing furniture grade firewood since 1984

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#5 posted 08-03-2015 11:09 PM

Came across your post I believe what you have found is Afzelia, Doussie, very hard. picked a plank up in Portland last year came from Central Africa via Hamburg Germany. One of James Krenov’s favorite woods.

-- Lifting one end of the plank.

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#6 posted 08-10-2015 12:27 AM

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#7 posted 08-10-2015 01:42 AM



http://www.fpl.fs.fed.us/research/centers/woodanatomy/wood_idfactsheet.php

- Bernspen

This is a very good service, and it’s free. Unfortunately, they won’t tell you sub-species.

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#8 posted 08-10-2015 02:22 AM

Looks like Khaya.

-- Bondo Gaposis

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#9 posted 08-10-2015 03:24 AM

Hmm, I might send them a sample when I get home then. I’ve already packed and shipped several pieces of this stuff.

-- Producing furniture grade firewood since 1984

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