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Forum topic by Johnalan1 posted 03-23-2016 07:51 PM 328 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Johnalan1

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03-23-2016 07:51 PM

Topic tags/keywords: tora gora wood help identify austriallian endagered hardwood

Hello a friend of mine gave me this peice of wood (ive made a scroll saw project with it so thats why its in a weird shape) he said its street name is tora gora (idk if exact spelling), he said its an endagered austrillian hardwood, thats so endagered if see one while making a road they will go around it (if its not true its his lie) it looks like a deep red when unfished but with satin lacquer on it it looks like a reddish orange. here are some pics also if you know what it is could you possibly give me a link to buy more? it is very dense that little block weighs about a pound and a half it has a sweetish smell to it. i can not find it anywhere, but in my shop lol

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#1 posted 03-23-2016 08:39 PM

I did all the floors in my building with something called Australian Wormy Chestnut – almost 7000sq/ft. It’s reddish/brown and a very hard/dense wood. Looks very similar to what you have there.

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#2 posted 03-23-2016 08:50 PM

the wood i have seems a little bit more richer, but i think thats what it is, because if you see in the picture where i planned it (all the snipe lol) there was about 3/32s layer of poly on it that was taking forever to sand off so i planned it, so you might be right on the second picture from top you can still see some of it


I did all the floors in my building with something called Australian Wormy Chestnut – almost 7000sq/ft. It s reddish/brown and a very hard/dense wood. Looks very similar to what you have there.

- builtinbkyn


-- John Darlington Sc https://www.etsy.com/shop/JohnsScrollsaw

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