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Frustrator

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03-05-2016 04:56 PM

Hi
Living in Sweden means that it’s hard to get hold of hardwoods for a decent price. Found a gentlemen that sold some teak for ok price (still twice what you wouldnt pay in US..).
Anyway, he had some old offcuts he gave to me after the deal. Noy sure what kind of wood this is.
Anyone that can help me identify? Or what do you need to be able to help me?


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tyvekboy

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#1 posted 03-05-2016 06:05 PM

Looks like wedge to me.

From that link, if you click on ”WOODSAMPLER” above picture, you can look at other woods for identification.

My guess is based on the jagged dark wood grain.

-- Tyvekboy -- Marietta, GA ………….. one can never be too organized

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#2 posted 03-05-2016 06:49 PM



Looks like wedge to me.

- tyvekboy

Did your computer auto-spell Wenge?

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tyvekboy

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#3 posted 03-05-2016 06:54 PM

Ooops … I think it did. What do you think? Was I right? Is it WENGE?

-- Tyvekboy -- Marietta, GA ………….. one can never be too organized

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#4 posted 03-05-2016 07:02 PM

Tyvekboy,

I was just going to add that it would be helpful if Frustrator would post pictures of the end grain. From what I have seen so far, I agree with your “Wedge” identification!!

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#5 posted 03-05-2016 07:18 PM

Endgrain

It may be wenge but it feels a bit light..have been drying the last 50y so not sure about the %.

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#6 posted 03-05-2016 07:20 PM

Bad picture, going to get a better one. Its more porous irl

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#7 posted 03-05-2016 07:41 PM

Added some oil, thinking the grain would pop..turned very dark instead..

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#8 posted 03-05-2016 07:42 PM

Another piece from the same wood..

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#9 posted 03-05-2016 07:57 PM

I’ll say wenge.

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bearkatwood

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#10 posted 03-05-2016 08:13 PM

I work with English walnut quite a bit and that is my guess.

But it looks oilier than the walnut, so wenge is a possibility.

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#11 posted 03-05-2016 08:51 PM

Mexican Bocote?

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#12 posted 03-05-2016 09:11 PM



I work with English walnut quite a bit and that is my guess.

But it looks oilier than the walnut, so wenge is a possibility.

- bearkatwood


The walnut I’ve handled before hasnt been porous. Wenge hasnt been used so much in Sweden so not sure..jacaranda was used in the 50s but should be heavier and darker i think. Will try to find out the density.

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#13 posted 03-05-2016 10:47 PM

It may not be Wenge based on the end grain on your sample. Below is a picture of Wenge end grain that I found on the internet. This is what the Wenge end grain looks like that I have worked with.

This is how it is described by Wood Database (http://www.wood-database.com/lumber-identification/hardwoods/wenge/:

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#14 posted 03-06-2016 03:02 AM



I work with English walnut quite a bit and that is my guess.

But it looks oilier than the walnut, so wenge is a possibility.

- bearkatwood

Now that’s a killer piece of English Walnut.Wow

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