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03-06-2016 01:10 AM

Normally, I’m able to ID my own stuff, but this one has me stumped. I get a lot of material from other folks, oft mislabeled or not labeled at all. I don’t recall where I got it, nor when, but I had one piece of it. Found it yesterday while cleaning up the shop, thought it would make some nice pens so I cut 8 blanks out of it.

During the turning, there were no unusual smells. Turned easily, no splintering or anything weird.

So, any ideas what in the world this is?

-- Don Boston RECreations by Don http://recreationsbydon.com


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#1 posted 03-06-2016 02:59 AM

The finished product looks like Canary wood.Straight out of the rain forest.South America.
That’s my guess

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#2 posted 03-06-2016 02:59 AM

Latin name Darnifiknow? Stolen blatantly from Tim Yoder :)

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#3 posted 03-06-2016 03:41 AM

It’s not canarywood, the pores are wrong. Canarywood is porous all over, these are in bands.


Latin name Darnifiknow? Stolen blatantly from Tim Yoder :)

- David Taylor

nice, hahaha

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#4 posted 03-06-2016 02:39 PM

Looks a bit like cumaru to me, but that tends to have a distinctive smell when being worked

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#5 posted 03-06-2016 04:52 PM

Cumaru is so hard I can’t imagine it would be easy to turn. I love mysteries like this and those pictures are good. I’ll have to ponder for a bit.

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#6 posted 03-06-2016 05:27 PM

Teak?

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#7 posted 03-06-2016 08:09 PM

Nah, it’s not cumaru. It’s porous all over also like canarywood is. The pores here are in very definite bands.

Doesn’t look like teak either in the 10x endgrain.

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#8 posted 03-06-2016 09:18 PM

I have some Black Limba that looks similar.

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#9 posted 03-07-2016 01:08 AM

could it be Hickory?

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#10 posted 03-07-2016 01:38 AM

I am with EP. Looks like hickory or pecan heartwood to me. A closer pic of the end grain would confirm.

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#11 posted 03-07-2016 01:39 AM

Looks like Hickory to me..

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#12 posted 03-07-2016 12:03 PM

Fogwood. Found on ground :-)

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#13 posted 03-07-2016 01:36 PM

Looks like Goncalo Alves to me.

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#14 posted 03-08-2016 02:14 AM

You know, it does kinda look like hickory at 10x end grain. The board as a whole had a reddish tint to it though, so I never considered that family. I’m gonna call it hickory, and if a customer questions it then I’ll tell them it was fogwood. :)

Thanks y’all

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#15 posted 03-08-2016 02:24 AM

You check out hobbithouseinc.com? Great for identification.

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