|Forum topic by ic3ss||posted 01-03-2011 11:48 PM||1039 views||0 times favorited||7 replies|
01-03-2011 11:48 PM
I got this from a friend, who got it from a guy that worked at the docks. He said it was cargo ship dunnage and my friend got a lot of it, most of it were like this only longer. Anyway, I can’t ID this, can anyone shed some light on this species?
I took it to Woodcrafters here in Salem today and the guy that looked at it said his best guess was Merbau. It’s very heavy and very hard, it makes a nice sound when the two pieces smack into each other. I sanded the face to 240 grit and put some clear wipe on poly on one side for illustration. I plan on resawing it and making a pen box for my wife.
Thanks very much for looking, and thanks for your feedback.
-- "I am endeavoring, ma'am, to construct a mnemonic memory circuit using stone knives and bear skins."