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11-04-2017 01:48 AM

Topic tags/keywords: wood id question

Good evening!

A buddy found this piece of wood in his shop and can’t identify it. Any ideas??


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#1 posted 11-04-2017 02:18 AM

Apitong

-- Aj

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#2 posted 11-04-2017 02:35 AM

Hello AJ!!

Never heard of Apitong…but it certainly does look like it.

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#3 posted 11-04-2017 02:49 AM

My friend thought it could be teak…but he doesn’t recall using any teak. Hence the confusion.

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#4 posted 11-04-2017 04:21 AM

It’s hard to tell with the yellow paint, but most pencils are made from basswood or cedar.

Hope that helps.

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#5 posted 11-04-2017 04:23 AM

Alder. 100%. Have used 1000s of boardfeet of it.

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#6 posted 11-04-2017 04:40 AM

Rich, a comodian! Don’t quit your day job.

Thank you TheFridge!!!

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#7 posted 11-04-2017 12:34 PM



Alder. 100%. Have used 1000s of boardfeet of it.

- TheFridge

this one looks like brazilian alder

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#8 posted 11-04-2017 02:23 PM

Could be Ipe, or maybe not. Is it soft/hard/heavy….

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#9 posted 11-04-2017 06:31 PM

Splintergroup, it is not heavy or hard.

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#10 posted 11-04-2017 06:39 PM

Apitong is very heavy and ridiculously hard. So it’s not that.

-- Aj

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#11 posted 11-04-2017 08:35 PM

Could be one of the numerous woods that are often called or sold as mahogany?
http://www.wood-database.com/wood-articles/mahogany-mixups-the-lowdown/

Also looks a lot like teak to me though teak is another name used to sell wood that is not really teak.

Could also be sapelle I suppose.

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#12 posted 11-04-2017 11:55 PM

Luan Alder

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