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Forum topic by SLWoodworks posted 03-20-2017 02:35 PM 768 views 0 times favorited 18 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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03-20-2017 02:35 PM

Anybody know? Got it from a friend? It’s got a beautful shimmer to it.


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#1 posted 03-20-2017 02:36 PM

Forgot the picture!

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#2 posted 03-20-2017 02:50 PM

Sorry! Here it is

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#3 posted 03-20-2017 02:52 PM

Looks like Walnut to me.

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#4 posted 03-20-2017 02:54 PM

A closeup of the end grain would help. Sapele has a shimmer to it.

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#5 posted 03-20-2017 02:54 PM

Si, black walnut.

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#6 posted 03-20-2017 02:57 PM

Here’s a close-up, but I’ll post a pic of the endgrain when I get back to the shop in a few hours. I’ve dealt with a lot of black walnut and it does not look like any black walnut I’ve seen.

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#7 posted 03-20-2017 03:07 PM

End grain will help. Could easily be a Mahogany variant…

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#8 posted 03-20-2017 03:09 PM

I’m going with Sapele or mahogany variant. It has that “ribbon” streak effect.

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#9 posted 03-20-2017 03:30 PM



I m going with Sapele or mahogany variant. It has that “ribbon” streak effect.

- ScottM

+1 to either of those, the grain in that doesn’t look like any Walnut I’ve ever seen.

-- Nick, “I am always doing what I cannot do yet, in order to learn how to do it.” – Vincent Van Gogh

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#10 posted 03-20-2017 03:48 PM

Here’s the endgrain

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#11 posted 03-20-2017 03:48 PM

Another vote for Sapele.

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#12 posted 03-20-2017 10:49 PM

It could be rift sawn walnut. I have some that looks like that. It is not common because rift or quarter sawing is wasteful and results in a poor yield for such an expensive domestic wood.

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#13 posted 03-20-2017 10:51 PM

Sapele

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#15 posted 03-21-2017 06:59 PM

Sapele has chatoyance. Walnut does not.

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