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Monte Pittman

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629 days ago

Topic tags/keywords: resource question

Bench at the house where the stairs were built. Called it “Meesha” wood. I could find no referenceto it.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it. - It's not ability that we often lack, but the patience to use our ability


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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#1 posted 629 days ago

My guess is Spalted Black Walnut crotched wood!

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Ripthorn

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#2 posted 629 days ago

Could be Bastogne walnut, or could be one of the rosewoods (cocobolo, for example).

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

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Cosmicsniper

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#3 posted 629 days ago

I’ve made boxes of red cedar that was crotched up like this. However, a parts of the lamination looks to be walnut to my eyes. Tough call though.

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JoeyG

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#4 posted 629 days ago

I was thinking a rosewood of some sort. It has the look of Bolivian rosewood in places.

But I don’t think it is. Can you tell us more about it. Was it a heavy dense wood?

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CharlieM1958

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#5 posted 629 days ago

Looks like cocobolo with heavy sapwood to me.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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Tennessee

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#6 posted 629 days ago

If it is hard, dense and very heavy, vote for cocobolo. If it is somewhat lighter, even mahogany weight, it is probably crotch black walnut with sapwood in the blend.

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Greg The Cajun Box Sculptor

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#7 posted 629 days ago

The photos are not very sharp but I would also guess cocobolo

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bondogaposis

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#8 posted 629 days ago

I’m guessing cocabolo also, but would need to feel how heavy it is.

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BentheViking

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#9 posted 629 days ago

short leaf acacia?

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TexPenn

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#10 posted 629 days ago

Spalted Soft Maple

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gfadvm

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#11 posted 629 days ago

No guesses but I want some!

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Roger

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#12 posted 628 days ago

I’m with Andy

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