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jeffswildwood

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06-19-2017 12:10 AM

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Ive had this wood for about two years. My Son brought it to me from where he works from a shipping container for shipping paper. It’s dense and has a lot of weight, and is VERY hard. Can you guys help me identify it?? First two pics are as is, I see planer marks in it. The third is a sample that has been sanded. I used 80 grit on my ROS for five minuets just to smooth it it’s so hard and dense then up the grits to 220. I used danish oil for appearance.

Note, those planer marks were already there, thankfully not from my new DeWalt. :)

-- We all make mistakes, the trick is to fix it in a way that says "I meant to do that".


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CFrye

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#1 posted 06-19-2017 12:22 AM

Any idea of the origin of the container?

-- God bless, Candy

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#2 posted 06-19-2017 12:25 AM

It’s probably Iroko, AKA Japanese Teak, very high in silica content. You’ll likely need to resharpen your table saw blade once you get done working with it. I have a piece here:

-- There are good ships and there are wood ships, the ships that sail the sea, but the best ships are friendships and may they always be. http://www.geraldlhunsucker.com/

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#3 posted 06-19-2017 01:01 AM

It looks like white oak to me but I am no wood expert. LOL !!

-- Lee - Northern idaho~"If the women don't find you handsome, at least they ought to find you handy"~ Red Green

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#4 posted 06-19-2017 02:09 AM

Could it be Ipe? Measure the dimensions and weigh a piece. Is the density > 1 g/cc? Without knowing what part of the world it’s from and being from a pallet it could be something we’d never guess.

-- Bob Anderton - Austin, TX - Nova 3000 lathe, Alaskan Mark III mill, Husqavarna Saw

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#5 posted 06-19-2017 02:14 AM

Jeff, I am almost positive it’s from a tree! ;-)

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#6 posted 06-19-2017 03:46 AM

Asian walnut

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#7 posted 06-19-2017 03:59 AM

Have no idea Jeff but it looks to have some nice grain.

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#8 posted 06-19-2017 10:59 AM

What’s the chance of getting an end-grain photo … it could be pearwood ...

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

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#9 posted 06-19-2017 11:36 AM



Jeff, I am almost positive it s from a tree! ;-)

- papadan

a wooden tree, at that. :)

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#10 posted 06-19-2017 11:38 AM

Thanks for all the input, I’ll try to get that end grain pic on here today if it helps. Dan, love the humor!

-- We all make mistakes, the trick is to fix it in a way that says "I meant to do that".

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