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dbouch

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08-26-2017 07:32 PM

a friend of mine gave me a bunch of this stuff when he relocated his shop. it’s very dense, hard, and heavy. the unique issue (for me) is the color of the sawdust. it’s a cross between lime green and yellow. any ideas?

thx

dbouch


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#1 posted 08-26-2017 07:34 PM

100% confidence.

Alder.

-- Shooting down the walls of heartache. Bang bang. I am. The warrior.

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#2 posted 08-26-2017 07:48 PM

Ipe actually. Have used it a bunch. Sinks if you drop it in water. It’s pretty stuff though

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#3 posted 08-26-2017 07:50 PM

+1 Ipe—definitely not alder

-- Jerry, making sawdust professionally since 1976

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#4 posted 08-26-2017 08:18 PM

I’ll agree with Ipe or as I like to call it, Brazilian walnut. Most reports say that the dust is an irritant (eye, skin, lungs) ... be careful not to get any on your finger tips. LOL!

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

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#5 posted 08-26-2017 08:22 PM

Ipe

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#6 posted 08-26-2017 08:24 PM

Ipe

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I think it’s an International Poplar Export

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#7 posted 08-26-2017 08:27 PM


Ipe

- Tony_S

I think it s an International Poplar Export

- jbay


Poplipe??

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#8 posted 08-27-2017 12:31 AM

ipe it is. thx everybody. i have more than a little of it. mostly cutoffs, but plenty to work with.

again, thx.

dbouch

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#9 posted 08-27-2017 12:34 AM



I ll agree with Ipe or as I like to call it, Brazilian walnut. Most reports say that the dust is an irritant (eye, skin, lungs) ... be careful not to get any on your finger tips. LOL!

- Ron Aylor

That was funny!

-- Bill M. "People change, walnut doesn't" by Gene.

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#10 posted 08-27-2017 12:44 AM

I declare TheFridge the winner.

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#11 posted 08-27-2017 12:54 AM

Alder

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#12 posted 08-27-2017 01:30 AM

Whatever it is, I don’t have any. :-(

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#13 posted 08-27-2017 01:32 AM

Yep. I knew it was alder.

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#14 posted 08-27-2017 11:31 AM



ipe it is. thx everybody. i have more than a little of it. mostly cutoffs, but plenty to work with.

again, thx.

dbouch

- dbouch

Use it for a project that doesn’t involve glue. Ipe is a dirty rotten bitch to work with and even worse to glue. In fact, we never did have ANY success gluing it at all.
Tried all the ‘oily wood’ tricks, and 4-5 different types of glue…..the Ipe laughed at us and soundly kicked our collective asses. Worse than a woman scorned!
Read about it, and you’ll find far more failure stories than success stories and I think if you could follow up on the success’s, you’d find that many turned into long(or shorter) term failures.
Horrid shit…..8 years later and I’m still bitter.

If you still want to try…..Give G2 Epoxy a go. ‘Supposedly’ formulated for this type of situation. Never tried it.
Now, I much prefer to hang up on, or throw any customers off the property the even utter that nasty evil word…

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#15 posted 08-27-2017 02:22 PM

Ipe Da!

I use epoxy to glue it where the joints see stress (frames), otherwise standard glues work fine with me when the surface area is there.

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