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Charlie_Wintercoats

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04-01-2010 06:00 PM

I made this pen from wood scraps I got from a cabinet shop. I am making the pen for my brother and would like to tell him accurately what kind of wood it is. Any help will be appreciated.

I’m going to guess zebra wood.

Now I have to assemble pen tonight.
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Michael Murphy

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#1 posted 04-01-2010 06:08 PM

Might be Kingwood.

P.S. this site has a lot of pictures of wood samples that they claim are correct in color.

-- Michael Murphy, Woodland, CA.

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David "Lucky Dawg" Brown

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#2 posted 04-01-2010 06:09 PM

dark walnut possibly?!

-- dumpster diver delux

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richgreer

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#3 posted 04-01-2010 06:19 PM

Sure looks like Zebra wood to me.

check this out – -http://www.hobbithouseinc.com/personal/woodpics/zebrawood.htm

-- Rich, Cedar Rapids, IA - I'm a woodworker. I don't create beauty, I reveal it.

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Charlie_Wintercoats

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#4 posted 04-01-2010 06:19 PM

here is the site thanks:

http://lumberjocks.com/topics/2377

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Charlie_Wintercoats

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#5 posted 04-01-2010 06:21 PM

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richgreer

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#6 posted 04-01-2010 06:27 PM

For what it is worth – - I’ve never had any difficulty turning pens with zebra wood but that is primarily because I don’t have trouble with hardly any wood when I am turning pens. However, I have also turned bowls with zebra wood and it is very difficult to deal with. O.T.O.H. – If you are successful in turning a zebra wood bowl it can be quite stunning. It’s a real attention getter.

-- Rich, Cedar Rapids, IA - I'm a woodworker. I don't create beauty, I reveal it.

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odie

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#7 posted 04-01-2010 06:43 PM

Zebra Wood definitely … I’ve made many pens and boxes of it. If you cut the wood a an angle it really makes dramatic looking pens. Here’s an example of a box with Zebra Wood. http://lumberjocks.com/projects/6150

-- Odie, Confucius say, "He who laughs at one's self is BUTT of joke". http://woodstermangotwood.blogspot.com/ (my funny blog)

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blackcherry

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#8 posted 04-01-2010 10:41 PM

I’m going to be the odd man out on guessing zebra wood, I think it more in line with a dark walnut. The richness of zebra is not present,that dark espresso chocolate color. Just my thoughts…good luck BC

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Blair Helgason

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#9 posted 04-01-2010 10:55 PM

I’s have to agree with Zebrawood, if you look really close there’s probably a slight, fine line, ripple in the grain. It looks the the piece you’ve shown has it, especially in the mid-tones on pic#3.

-- Blair

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EricRFP

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#10 posted 04-02-2010 05:15 AM

As a Walnut expert, I’m telling you it’s 100% NOT Walnut. It’s not Black, Claro, English or Bastogne. Just my 2 cents.

-- Eric, NorCal www.rocklinforestproducts.com

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