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Forum topic by lilredweldingrod posted 05-14-2011 06:16 AM 1489 views 0 times favorited 36 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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lilredweldingrod

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05-14-2011 06:16 AM

Topic tags/keywords: zebrawood tigerwood wood id

A fiend in the area dropped by this morning and left this piece of wood. He called it Tiger wood, but to me it looks like it might be Zebra. It is a nice piece 20 inches long x 5 inches wide x 1 inch thick. Very heavy and hard.


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papadan

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#1 posted 05-14-2011 06:22 AM

That is Zebra wood, one of my favorites.

-- Carpenter assembles with hands, Designer builds with brains, Artist creates with heart!

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#2 posted 05-14-2011 06:25 AM

I vote for zebra

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#3 posted 05-14-2011 06:28 AM

Yep… Zebra…

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#4 posted 05-14-2011 06:29 AM

Zebra, I just made a small box from it.

-- When tempted to fight fire with fire, remember that the Fire Department usually uses water. Gfolley, Ohio

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lilredweldingrod

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#5 posted 05-14-2011 06:29 AM

I’m thinking about the lid insert for the boxes like Gary just made. I just don’t have anything to bring out the beauty of this piece. This is just brown and tan, no reds or yellows. Makes it hard to match up with anything in my stock. Any ideas?

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papadan

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#6 posted 05-14-2011 06:32 AM

Reds and yellows sounds like Canary wood, If you have a Woodcraft or Rockler around you can get more Zebra.

-- Carpenter assembles with hands, Designer builds with brains, Artist creates with heart!

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lilredweldingrod

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#7 posted 05-14-2011 06:40 AM

Dan, what I meant is that by itself it is pretty, but when you compliment it with other woods, it becomes a standout. Maybe some charro walnut?

My wood money is going to be tight for the nest year with the new saw to pay off and now Momma’s new 3 door fridge. (Peace offering). lol

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Jamie Speirs

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#8 posted 05-14-2011 12:19 PM

Rand

a three door fridge

You got off lightly. LoL

Use the Zebrano for accent pieces

jamie

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#9 posted 05-14-2011 02:11 PM

Beautiful wood, since it is 1” thick, you can re-saw and make one beautiful box!

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#10 posted 05-14-2011 02:39 PM

use the zebra as a contrastwood there is so many beatufull projects on L J
where it has been done so you shuold have an idea of what I meen :-)
Fx a box out of white plain wood and the wild zebra as a lid

take care
Dennis

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#11 posted 05-14-2011 03:02 PM

that is chuzawanna wood…..it comes from the hard and heavy Forrest…when you walk into this Forrest they tell you to chuz your wood and call it what ya wanna…its a very fitting Forrest for those of us who dont know what every type of wood is…very convenient huh…..glad you have such nice friends…put a sign in the front yard…more exotic wood wanted…and not the kind that dances…...unless its toward the saw…enjoy that wood….maybe you should use it to be the first one that you cut…that certain special piece .or a bottle of mountain dew cracked open on the side…the name of the saw could be…’‘THE RAND BAND”...here this saw sing….

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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CharlieM1958

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#12 posted 05-14-2011 03:38 PM

It looks like zebra wood. And it’s much too nice to use for barricading the shop door, as you have obviously done in the photo.

Or is that your front door, and you’re just trying to keep your grown children from returning to the nest?

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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bigike

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#13 posted 05-14-2011 03:44 PM

Oh man you found my runaway wood now just please return it to me. LOL

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lilredweldingrod

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#14 posted 05-14-2011 06:37 PM

Ike, If you can’t control your wood and stop them from running away, I’m sorry, but I keeping this one.lol

Charlie, When I took the picture with it laying on a dark background, it came out very yellow. The white on the door seemed to give me the perfect colors.

Woodworm, And I just got my wood slicer blade working great on the band saw. We are ready to go on the resaw.

Grizz, Maybe with the new saw, I should take down the sign in the shop that says, “Rand’s Wood Torture Chamber.”

Jamie, You are right about getting off easy. I think I get to stay around for at least one more screw up.

Dennis, you and Jamie are right; Accents it is.

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#15 posted 05-14-2011 07:41 PM

My vote is zebra!

-- Allison, Northeastern Ca. Remember, Amateurs built the Ark. Professionals built the Titanic!

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