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06-24-2018 10:11 PM

Hi, I’m fairly new to mucking around making things with timber and need help identify this timber… I bought this timber being told it was probably purple heart but doesn’t have the colouring of purple heart I have used before…
Any help would greatly appreciated…I have started using some in a chopping board as I liked the colour but would like to know what it actually is..
Thanks in advance

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#1 posted 06-24-2018 10:16 PM

Looks like Ipe’
Is it hard and heavy?

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#2 posted 06-24-2018 10:35 PM



Looks like Ipe
Is it hard and heavy?

- Richard Lee

+1

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#3 posted 06-24-2018 10:37 PM

Hi, Yes it is quite hard and heavy..quite similar to the purple heart i have used in that respect..
I thought it may have been Jarrah

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#4 posted 06-24-2018 10:51 PM

I thought it may have also been Jarrah?

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#5 posted 06-25-2018 04:13 AM

Endgrain doesn’t look like ipe to me. The end grain does look a little like jarrah but I think it probably is just a not so purple purpleheart.

-- Nathan, TX -- Hire the lazy man. He may not do as much work but that's because he will find a better way.

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#6 posted 06-25-2018 04:29 AM

Looks like Purple Heart to me. Except the gray stuff

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#7 posted 06-25-2018 10:38 AM

I think Jarrah.

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#8 posted 06-25-2018 05:57 PM

Has the end grain look of ipe or jarrah, but more likely jarrah.

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#9 posted 06-25-2018 09:55 PM

+1 on Jarrah. Some I have worked with is that light in color, most was darker. Wish I could get my hands on more.

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