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Forum topic by shipwright posted 09-03-2012 09:57 PM 1032 views 1 time favorited 27 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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shipwright

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09-03-2012 09:57 PM

I will give you a hint: It’s only available in very thin veneer.

This is its natural color and grain… no tricks.

Paul

-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fiberglass trees. http://prmdesigns.com/


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rance

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#1 posted 09-03-2012 10:07 PM

Cherry Burl?

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#2 posted 09-03-2012 10:10 PM

Looks a little like Madrone Burl but ti doesn’t have all of the graining. and it looks a little browner than Madrone.

It kind of has the look of the wood to make violin bows out of pernambuco

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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#3 posted 09-03-2012 10:12 PM

I’ll name it! I’ll name it!

Harold!

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#4 posted 09-03-2012 10:13 PM

No, but I want some! Love the color.

-- Paul--- Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep. — Scott Adams

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#5 posted 09-03-2012 10:20 PM

Bloodwood.?.

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#6 posted 09-03-2012 10:24 PM

My guess is mahogany, but not sure.

AJ

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#7 posted 09-03-2012 10:51 PM

It looks like some mahogany that I have, but your hint eliminates that choice. Perhaps it is that newly discovered “brunus fiberglassius” recently discovered on Victoria Island. BC. The elusive “fiberglass tree” that Shipwright has been mentioning and has finally found. . . . Ok, I’ll wait for the real answer.

-- John, British Columbia, Canada

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#8 posted 09-03-2012 11:12 PM

Well Saw4fun beat me to it…but I thought it was bloodwood. Probably not that easy tho, huh?

-- gbear, Carmichael, CA

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#9 posted 09-03-2012 11:42 PM

I may not be seeing the picture right, because it looks like leather to me.
maybe pink ivory?

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#10 posted 09-03-2012 11:59 PM

how long do we have to wait for the answer?

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#11 posted 09-04-2012 12:05 AM

OK, another clue: only available in REALLY thin veneer.
and another, It’s free, not sold anywhere.

-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fiberglass trees. http://prmdesigns.com/

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rance

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#12 posted 09-04-2012 12:16 AM

Now you’ve really got me reeling. And with my favorite word too… FREE. :)

I was gonna guess some kind of paper, but you can buy that. :(

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#13 posted 09-04-2012 12:24 AM

Madrone seems possible as Karson said, I’ve seen flitches of Madrone that look like that recently at one of my veneer provider’s online inventory, though they are 1/42” which in my book is not “very thin veneer” but standard veneer.

Not bloodwood. Neither pernambuco nor mahogany because the grain here is so thin and these can be worked in solid form. I never worked with pink ivory yet so I can’t say.

If it’s only available in very thin veneer, it’s go to be sh!tty as hell to work with in its solid form.

If it’s not Madrone, moar hintz please Paul?

-- Holy scrap Barkman!

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Sodabowski

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#14 posted 09-04-2012 12:25 AM

Dammit, free and not sold anywhere? Holy sh!t I get it: is it some sort of very thin bark?

-- Holy scrap Barkman!

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#15 posted 09-04-2012 12:28 AM

Cambium of some specie which bark is easy to peel. That’s my final answer.

-- Holy scrap Barkman!

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