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02-15-2012 11:46 PM

When I bought my tablesaw, the owner gave me some lumber along with it. I’m not sure what species it is. It seems very hard and heavy.

-- John, Phoenix-AZ


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#1 posted 02-16-2012 12:13 AM

It looks like a slab of walnut with sap wood.

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#2 posted 02-16-2012 12:17 AM

Yep I second walnut.

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#3 posted 02-16-2012 12:22 AM

I third walnut.

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#4 posted 02-16-2012 12:34 AM

I fourth it…walnut with sap wood

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#5 posted 02-16-2012 12:39 AM

They’re all wrong … it’s walnut.

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#6 posted 02-16-2012 12:43 AM

I don’t know, but from the picture, it looks like walnut.

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#7 posted 02-16-2012 12:49 AM

I don’t think it’s Walnut. It’s probably be Nutwall.

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#8 posted 02-16-2012 01:43 AM

I have some regular american walnut. This stuff seems much heavier, denser and harder. Here is a couple more photos of another board. If you still say it’s walnut, then I guess it’s walnut.

-- John, Phoenix-AZ

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#9 posted 02-16-2012 02:04 AM

That stuff has some cool color in it.But I would still say walnut

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#10 posted 02-16-2012 03:11 AM

Some type of rosewood? I just sold some Bolivian rosewood that looked a lot like that. Big difference in color of sapwood.

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#11 posted 02-16-2012 03:15 AM

It still looks like Black Walnut that grew in a pretty harsh area.

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#12 posted 02-16-2012 03:17 AM

Probably hard to identify with the photos. I’m a novice woodworker, but I really don’t believe this regular american walnut. I think I’ll take a sample to my local hardwood dealer, I’m sure they can identify it.

-- John, Phoenix-AZ

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#13 posted 02-16-2012 03:23 AM

I have walnut I harvested that looks like the first picture but the stripes in the wood are not in mine. Maybe mine grew in better conditions.

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#14 posted 02-16-2012 03:30 AM

Good one Don!

Picture cand be deceiving. With that being said, it looks like a lot of walnut that vie seen. Have you cut any of it yet? What does it smell like? Have you checked the moisture content of the wood? That could explain the difference in perceived density. Silly question, but what about contacting the previous saw owner and asking about the wood? Or maybe you did that when you purchased the saw and didn’t get an answer?

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#15 posted 02-16-2012 03:30 AM

It kind of looks like Katalox to me? Maybe a pit too purple/red to be walnut?

http://www.cookwoods.com/lumber-site/shop/category/wood-by-species/katalox/

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