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Forum topic by Jim Crockett (USN Retired) posted 05-08-2010 03:40 AM 2151 views 0 times favorited 11 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Jim Crockett (USN Retired)

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05-08-2010 03:40 AM

Got this veneer in a variety pack and have no idea what it is. I would like to identify the species so that I can try to find some more.

Unknown Veneer

My guess is that it is either some type of ash or olive-ash. That’s from looking at images at Hobbithouse but there was really nothing very close.

This was supposed to be a top for a tissue holder but some idiot cut the bevels the wrong way (oops, guess that idiot must have been me!). If I recut them correctly, the top won’t fit and I don’t have enough of this veneer left over. Sometimes I wish I could kick myself in the butt!!! Anyway, I’ve veneered up another top with a different veneer and you should be seeing it within the next week or so.

The color match from the image to the actual veneer is pretty close. So if you can id this species, I’d sure appreciate it!

Jim

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rance

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#1 posted 05-08-2010 03:49 AM

Jim,

I think if you tie a rope to your foot and bring it behind you and grab it with your hands over your head, then pull real hard while kicking backwards, you’ll be able to kick yourself in the butt. As for the veneer, I can’t help you there, but it is nice looking.

Rance

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robert triplett

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#2 posted 05-08-2010 04:23 AM

There is a guy on woodnet who sells veneer-rfritz. he has an ebay store front. He might be able to help

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#3 posted 05-08-2010 05:21 AM

It was too busy to be the top of a tissue box.
Now you can use it for a smaller jewelry box.

Lee

-- No piece is cut too short. It was meant for a smaller project.

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John Ormsby

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#4 posted 05-08-2010 08:29 AM

It looks to be Tamo Ash.

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#5 posted 05-08-2010 11:17 AM

I just saw some of this at WoodCraft.
I almost bought some.
I believe it was labeled figured bubinga
but my memory is weak some days.

Lisa

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dustbunny

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#6 posted 05-08-2010 11:35 AM

No, that was not completely right.
Waterfall Bubinga I was thinking, but it doesn’t look right now.

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Walnut Burl maybe
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Walnut burl looks like the better choice.
Guess I’m not really sure. Hope you find a match.

Lisa

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#7 posted 05-08-2010 04:28 PM

For me, the color says “Ash” but I have never seen that kind of grain in ash.

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#8 posted 05-08-2010 04:33 PM

My first guess was Tamo as well, but I’ve never actually seen any in person.

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Jim Crockett (USN Retired)

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#9 posted 05-08-2010 06:30 PM

Take a look at this sheet of olive ash veneer and see if you agree with me that this is the same as the one I displayed above. Don’t think I’m going to be buying much of this at $300 for a 2×8 sheet!!!

Here is another example of olive ash.

Jim

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#10 posted 05-08-2010 07:14 PM

Jim, I would concur that the two pieces are almost identical. My first thought on seeing the begining pic was olive…except the color was too light (olive wood typically has a slight yellowish background). I looked at a few examples of ash – olive from my usual veneer source and they look almost identical. There are several sources a bit cheaper then the $300 for a 2×8 (including my usual vendor)...if you are set on using this type, I would certainly shop around. This is a vendor I use once in a while – they have some excellent deals.
Olive ash veneer

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Jim Crockett (USN Retired)

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#11 posted 05-08-2010 08:24 PM

Check this place out – B&B Rare Woods - Ash, Italian, Olive Burl. They have some nice stuff and their prices are in my ballpark!

Jim

-- A veteran is someone who, at one point in his/her life, wrote a blank check made payable to "The United States of America," for an amount of "up to and including his/her life".

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