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09-14-2015 06:58 PM

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Hi Jocks,
I have been asked to replicate this box and I have no idea what this yellow wood is.
Any help from the masters here??
Thanks,
Bill

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#1 posted 09-14-2015 07:00 PM

Looks like Yellowheart to me.

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#2 posted 09-14-2015 07:01 PM

I’ll have to look that one up.
Thanks!!

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#3 posted 09-14-2015 07:12 PM

Hey Jay,
Do you think the center circle is mahogany?

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#4 posted 09-14-2015 07:39 PM

Tough to tell. What color is it supposed to be? It looks pretty red in the pic.

If so, I’d probably use redheart or bloodwood. Really red bloodwood is getting hard to find, a lot of it is getting more brown than red, so if you go that route make sure you see the piece you are buying and not going into it blind.

If it’s more of a brownish red, then there are a lot of options. Mahogany or jatoba would be possibilities.

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#5 posted 09-14-2015 07:47 PM

I wish I could get the box I am trying to match. I’m near Chicago and he is in Texas. I told him I would do my best but even if I did match the wood there is no way short of me having the original boards used to make this that I will match the colors.

Here is the back story.
This guy bought a wood pool cue case on ebay. He failed to win a matching case that holds 3 billiard balls. This guy will not ship his case to me so I am stuck using photos.

Either way this will be a fun project!!

Thanks for the help!!!!!

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#6 posted 09-14-2015 08:07 PM

OK, with that explanation, it’s got to be a carom ball set—white/ivory and yellow cue balls and a red object ball. (I had to look it up. Knew there was a billiard game with just three balls, but didn’t know what it was called or what colors the balls are)

With that in mind, I would use something very red, like redheart or bloodwood with good color rather than anything that is more brown.

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#7 posted 09-14-2015 08:18 PM

I have a little blood wood left from another case I made. But the picture makes it look pretty dark and I don’t think mine is that dark. Remember I’m trying to match the close-up picture I posted.
Thanks for the advice.
I just emailed him asking if he knows of a hardwood store that might be able to identify it for him/me. Hopefully he doesn’t live in the middle of nowhere!!

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#8 posted 09-14-2015 08:24 PM

Here’s a thought, perhaps it is dyed, analyne?

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#9 posted 09-14-2015 08:28 PM

From the size and shape I assume the pictures are of the box he did not win. Apparently the cue case he did win has similar inlays. You have no way of knowing what lighting was used for the pictures so you can’t accurately determine the colors.

It would be far better to work off pictures of the cue case to make the match. He should include some common items in the pictures for a color comparison. A great thing would be a “neutral grey card” used in photography. With that you could look at the picture in a photo app and adjust the color to replicate the neutral grey giving you the true colors to work with.

Another way to get a good color match would be to have him take his case to one of the local big box stores and find paint sample chips that are a good match for the three colors. He could mail the chips to you. You might need to dye some wood to get a good match. That said, it will never be a perfect match as you indicated.

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#10 posted 09-14-2015 08:54 PM

Osage Orange perhaps?

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#11 posted 09-14-2015 09:50 PM

I’ll let you know if the box owner ever gets back to me.
Thanks again for all your input!!!!!

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#12 posted 09-14-2015 10:57 PM



Here s a thought, perhaps it is dyed, analyne?

- Clarkie


i was thinkin a pic of all three to see the grain in them all could help determine if all 3 circles are one species that ars dyed/stained.

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#13 posted 09-15-2015 12:34 AM

The yellow one looks like a 1/4 plywood you get at HD.

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#14 posted 09-15-2015 01:58 AM

The yellow looks like Boisd’arc, also called Oasage orange and even called “Hedge” here in Texas.

I have used Boisd’arc in this inlay

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#15 posted 09-15-2015 02:40 AM

I really doubt the yellow is osage orange, color is fine but the grain is all wrong. That’s a tropical grain of some kind, not from a North American tree with early and late wood. I stand by either yellowheart or possibly a dyed luan type material. As the rest of the box looks very well made from curly maple, I would go with solid wood or veneer and not a dyed material, if possible.

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