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Forum topic by sikrap posted 11-23-2009 02:29 AM 1198 views 0 times favorited 7 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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11-23-2009 02:29 AM

A friend gave me a couple of good size blocks of wood that he’d had for a while. Unfortunately, he can’t remember what they are. One of them has a partial tag that reads “Lavoa (Lavoa Klai…). I’ve tried to Google Lavoa, but can’t find anything about wood. Anyone out there recognize this? Thanks!!

-- Dave, Colonie, NY


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#1 posted 11-23-2009 04:11 AM

Wood ID
Couldn’t find the word “Lavoa” but you might be able to match a picture.

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#2 posted 11-23-2009 04:23 AM

Pictures would help

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#3 posted 11-23-2009 04:37 AM

Dave I don’t know if this is what you are searching for or not but here is some information on goncalo alves

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#4 posted 11-23-2009 04:58 AM

Hi Dave,
This will undoubtedly clear things up for you. :-)

http://www.woodstar.biz/sn/scientific-531.html

Edit: This seems to work.

http://translate.google.com/#

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#5 posted 11-23-2009 05:51 AM

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#6 posted 11-23-2009 06:35 AM

Dave, search for ”Lovoa Klaineana”. Much more results.

-- Fred

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#7 posted 11-23-2009 07:01 PM

Well, I think I’ve identified these blocks of wood. I went to a local hardwood dealer that sells turning supplies and asked them to look at them. They tell me the dark, heavy block is paduak. The lighter colored one is something called “Afzelia”, which I’ve never even heard of.

-- Dave, Colonie, NY

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