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Forum topic by Jordan posted 01-18-2012 08:25 PM 1294 views 0 times favorited 23 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Jordan

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01-18-2012 08:25 PM

Does anyone know what this is? Is it still dark like walnut or light colored? Is it available in thicker sizes? Was just wondering as basswood doesn’t have a lot of grain if I wanted to leave something unpainted.
Thank you for any suggestions or info.

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Don "Dances with Wood" Butler

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#1 posted 01-18-2012 08:34 PM

Jordan,
From what I can find, it’s a dark wood like NA walnut, otherwise known as Turkish walnut.
Practically all I can find is heavily figured wood for gunstocks.

Don

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TopamaxSurvivor

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#2 posted 01-18-2012 08:41 PM

The word you want it is Circassian walnut.

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#3 posted 01-18-2012 08:43 PM

“Caucasian Walnut”? I think it’s walnut that white people use…

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Don "Dances with Wood" Butler

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#4 posted 01-18-2012 08:49 PM

Same thing, Caucasian or Circasisan, dark, heavily figured wood mostly sold for gunstocks.

ddwwb

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#5 posted 01-18-2012 09:00 PM

sorry I can´t help you more since something is going on with wikipedia english sites
they are on a 24 hours black mode to protest against some org. in USA is about
to do by silly laws you can see more about it here http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Main_Page

Dennis

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#6 posted 01-18-2012 09:01 PM

Darn! I wanted something light colored with nice grain for faces etc. – Nothing worse than a huge dark line through a face.

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#7 posted 01-18-2012 09:02 PM

Yes I see Dennis – all I got was a black page.

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TopamaxSurvivor

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#8 posted 01-18-2012 09:06 PM

Try English walnut

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Jordan

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#9 posted 01-18-2012 09:08 PM

Maybe I’m barking up the wrong tree, LOL, perhaps maple would be more appropriate? I guess I should head to the hardwood store. Thanks LJ’s.

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#10 posted 01-18-2012 09:10 PM

Is there supposed to be a picture of this Wood?
... if so, I can’t see it…

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#11 posted 01-18-2012 09:10 PM

Perhaps you can find walnut sapwood—-bigger lumber dealers often sell it cheaper than walnut because people don’t want the sapwood. Unfortunately it’s not available in large sizes.

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tom427cid

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#12 posted 01-18-2012 09:14 PM

If you are looking for a walnut lookalike check out Butternut. It is light colored,grained like walnut,a bit softer than walnut but holds details well,and best of all(at least around here) cheaper than walnut.
Hope this helps.
tom

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Jordan

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#13 posted 01-18-2012 09:33 PM

Thanks Tom, people have often suggested that to me but I’ve never actually tried it.

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#14 posted 01-18-2012 09:48 PM

try tupilo its great for faces and tight grained too

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#15 posted 01-18-2012 09:59 PM

where is the picture of the wood.
Chuck

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