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Forum topic by cdhilburn posted 12-15-2011 08:33 PM 1050 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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12-15-2011 08:33 PM

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I was at an auction today and bought a bunch of misc. lumber. To be honest with you I don’t know what most of it is. I think the prices were pretty good. I bought all of the wood, clamps and an old Bailey No.5 for $145. It was about 5 total bids and can provide the breakdown if anyone is curious. Can anyone help me ID some of the wood? The pictures aren’t the best. You can see the 7 clamps and plane at the top of one of the photos. Thanks – DH

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#1 posted 12-15-2011 08:39 PM

Looks like you did alright!

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#2 posted 12-20-2011 07:14 PM

Looks like a fair amount of walnut, maybe some poplar and, if that’s what I think it is, a nice zebrawood board?

-- Dan, Rochester, NY

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#3 posted 12-20-2011 07:30 PM

You done good. I see walnut, cherry, zebrawood, maybe maple. But who cares? It is all awesome!

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#4 posted 12-20-2011 08:07 PM

The board on the left is poplar. Note the green hugh in color, and low grain visibility.

The board next to it resembles cherry, however rough plained theres still a few other things it could be. The board above that is cherry or mahogany.
The board on top of the other board is one of a few things, still rough sawn so there’s alot of margin for error, but it’s either spanish cedar, Mahogany, Jatoba, (would be abnormally heavy), Makore or maybe even cherry depending on age. The board underneath, possibly cypress? hard to tell, you put something in the way :P

Next picture lol
Top to pieces probably walnut. Very top is rough hewn so it’s still hard to ID in that condition in a picture :/
The white board is most likely a stick of poplar. Not that the grain isn’t very pronounced. Three boards of cherry most likely american, but the shadows do make the variety of cherry harder to guess. The next board I do recognize the grain pattern, it’s pretty distinctive, unfortunately though, I can’t remember the name at the moment

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#5 posted 12-22-2011 02:06 AM

Nice Score!

-- The mistakes I make in woodworking are not mistakes they just give my projects character- Me

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