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Forum topic by WillyWarbucks posted 03-02-2017 02:45 PM 503 views 0 times favorited 7 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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WillyWarbucks

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03-02-2017 02:45 PM

Hi there, I just received a little pack of various types of hardwood and was wondering what exactly I have. Well, I know what I have, but don’t know which is which. The pack contains Ash, Cherry, Oak, Beech, Maple, Sapele, Wenge, Iroko and Zebrano.

So my untrained eye says (from left to right):

1. ?
2. ?
3. ?
4. Iroko
5. Zebrano
6. Sapele
7. Maple
8. Beech
9. Ash

But I’m really unsure and I don’t think I see any wenge here…

Can someone help me out? Cheers!



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buckbuster31

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#1 posted 03-02-2017 03:04 PM

2 is your oak

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buckbuster31

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#2 posted 03-02-2017 03:05 PM

3 could be wenge. are you sure that 6 is sapele and not cherry?

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Ron Aylor

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#3 posted 03-02-2017 03:09 PM

Well, here’s my guess …
 

-- Ron in Lilburn, Georgia.  Knowing how to use a tool is more important than the tool in and of itself.

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WDHLT15

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#4 posted 03-02-2017 03:16 PM

I agree with Ron on the ash, beech, maple, and oak. Not sure about the sapele and cherry. I don’t do exotics.

-- Danny Located in Perry, GA. Forester. Wood-Mizer LT40HD35 Sawmill. Nyle L53 Dehumidification Kiln. hamsleyhardwood.com

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Ron Aylor

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#5 posted 03-02-2017 03:45 PM

As to the cherry and sapele … I based my decision on the following end grain close-ups …
 

-- Ron in Lilburn, Georgia.  Knowing how to use a tool is more important than the tool in and of itself.

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WillyWarbucks

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#6 posted 03-02-2017 05:08 PM

Thanks everyone! Yeah I bought some other Sapele recently and no.6 looks just like it.

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Tony_S

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#7 posted 03-02-2017 10:07 PM


I don t think I see any wenge here…
- WillyWarbucks

Me either….

-- It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it. Aristotle

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