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Forum topic by Mugsy posted 04-26-2016 11:46 PM 390 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Mugsy

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04-26-2016 11:46 PM

A friend of my parents just redid his deck and he has cutoffs that he was going to burn. Not sure what species it is but it is really heavy and dense. Can anyone identify?

-- Matt, San Antonio


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TheFridge

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#1 posted 04-26-2016 11:53 PM

Don’t know if that’s Ipe or not but it’s a dark wood typically used in decking I believe

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Mugsy

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#2 posted 04-27-2016 12:02 AM

Thank you Fridge. I just looked it up and that could be what it is! I’m going to take the scraps and see what I can make out of them. If nothing else, I can use them for accents.

-- Matt, San Antonio

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#3 posted 04-27-2016 12:33 AM

It is Ipe’, I used it for my deck. Really hard stuff and it’s murder on edge tools. Pre drill for nails and screws.

-- "With every tool obtained, there is another that is needed" DonW ( Kevin )

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#4 posted 04-27-2016 12:41 AM

When gluing Ipe, remember to clean the gluing surfaces with acetone or Sorbitol to remove any oil, or there will be a glue failure.

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#5 posted 04-27-2016 01:02 AM

Wow – I’m glad I asked. For such small cutoff pieces, I don’t know that it would be worth all of that trouble.

-- Matt, San Antonio

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