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Tennessee

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09-04-2012 03:13 PM

Topic tags/keywords: humor question

Here’s a few that I use most of the time. The little one in the middle of the third picture is a bad example, usually more of the dark striping, but not too much more. Name them left to right, but the first picture with only two woods, big one then little one.
Sixteen total woods!

I’ll post the names of all these about 3:30PM Eastern today!

-- Paul, Tennessee, http://www.tsunamiguitars.com


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Cosmicsniper

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#1 posted 09-04-2012 05:06 PM

I can certainly name most of them since I work regularly with more than half of them. I’ll let others have the fun other than to say that ambrosia maple is really freaky looking!

BTW, if you’re trying to get rid of them, don’t just leave them outside in the weather…send them my way!

-- jay, www.allaboutastro.com

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pintodeluxe

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#2 posted 09-04-2012 05:12 PM

I think the purple one is whiteheart. Err was that blueheart. I forget.

-- Willie, Washington "If You Choose Not To Decide, You Still Have Made a Choice" - Rush

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AKSteve

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#3 posted 09-04-2012 05:13 PM

I certainly can’t name them all but I can see some oak, maybe some Hickory? Curly Maple, Cedar (Cant tell if the aromatic kind without sniffing it LOL) purple Heart, Cherry and Wenge. How did I do?

-- Steve - Wasilla, Alaska

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Tennessee

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#4 posted 09-04-2012 07:28 PM

OK, LJ folks, only four people replied out of 136 looks in a few hours.
As promised, here are the woods. See how well you might have done!
All answers are left to right as you look at the pics!

First picture:
Large piece is dark walnut, small piece is brown oak, which is 145 years old from SW Pennsylvania.

Second picture: Flat cut cherry with some quilt in it, flame maple, aromatic cedar, and red oak.

Third picture: Ambrosia maple, bubinga, lacewood, African mahogany, small piece is black limba.

Fourth picture: Zebrawood, purpleheart, kingwood, wenge, Bolivian rosewood.

Didn’t feel like pulling out anymore than that!!

-- Paul, Tennessee, http://www.tsunamiguitars.com

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Cosmicsniper

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#5 posted 09-04-2012 08:14 PM

Funny, I thought the small board in the first shot was Marblewood since it looks exactly like some I have at home. It’s funny how the camera can sometimes add a few pounds, so to speak.

-- jay, www.allaboutastro.com

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Tennessee

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#6 posted 09-05-2012 11:55 AM

I had some marblewood, should have put a piece out there!

-- Paul, Tennessee, http://www.tsunamiguitars.com

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MarkTheFiddler

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#7 posted 09-05-2012 12:13 PM

Really beautiful collection. I got a few of them but I didn’t recognize the different types of maple. Thanks for the education.

-- Thanks for all the lessons!

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Ripthorn

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#8 posted 09-05-2012 12:19 PM

The kingwood is the only one that threw me. Then again, I build a lot of guitars, so I recognize most of them from that standpoint.

-- Brian T. - Exact science is not an exact science

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