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Forum topic by Boris posted 10-29-2010 11:29 PM 1447 views 0 times favorited 18 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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10-29-2010 11:29 PM

it is 4/4×16”wide by 36” long and weighs 29 pounds

thanks


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#1 posted 10-29-2010 11:38 PM

It looks a lot like chechen to me.

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

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#2 posted 10-29-2010 11:48 PM

This place is great for helping ID wood.

http://www.hobbithouseinc.com/personal/woodpics/

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#3 posted 10-29-2010 11:49 PM

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#4 posted 10-29-2010 11:50 PM

Hi Boris;

It looks like Wenge. But, I’m only about 99% sure about it.

Here’s a picture of a table we did using it. http://www.prowoodworkingtips.com/images/Opened-Conference-Table.gif

There are a set of Library steps on this page, done with it as well.

http://www.prowoodworkingtips.com/Braggin'_Board.html

Lee

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#5 posted 10-30-2010 01:19 AM

Wenge

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#6 posted 10-30-2010 04:29 AM

I am not even sure!

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#7 posted 10-30-2010 05:49 AM

I cast my vote for Wenge

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#8 posted 10-30-2010 07:59 AM

I’ll add my vote for wenge too, although I;m far from positive.

Whatever it is, it looks like a crotch grain and it’s beautiful. I ca see it resawn into 4 sheets and quad matched on the headboard of a high end bed.

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#9 posted 10-30-2010 11:50 AM

It does look like Wenge or maybe Cocobolo to my eye.

-- Hey, woodworking ain't brain surgery. Just do something and keep trying till you get it. Doc

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#10 posted 10-31-2010 07:19 PM

thank you, for help me

a friend gave it to me

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#11 posted 11-02-2010 06:08 AM

It looks a little brown to me to be wenge. Give us a density on it.

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#12 posted 11-02-2010 07:12 AM

It looks like Wenge to me. I’ve worked with both Chechen and Cocobolo and in my experience they are both much more colorfull woods than that.

-- Don - I wood work if I could. Redmond WA.

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#13 posted 11-03-2010 01:55 AM

Looks exactly like a piece of Wenge I have, and the fact that a relatively small board is so heavy seals it for me!

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#14 posted 11-03-2010 02:01 AM

Wenge

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#15 posted 11-04-2010 06:51 AM

Wenge

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