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Monte Pittman

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04-20-2013 04:32 PM

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My brother came up with a bunch of this. Any ideas? Very hard

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.


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#1 posted 04-20-2013 04:43 PM

Looks kinda like red palm to me, though the end grain isn’t quite right.

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#2 posted 04-20-2013 05:42 PM

I have some Jatobá that looks quite a bit like that – I’ve used it in quite a few of my projects if you want to compare.

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#3 posted 04-20-2013 06:00 PM

silk oak ?

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#4 posted 04-20-2013 08:37 PM

I’d say Ipe.

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#5 posted 04-20-2013 08:43 PM

A google end grain image seems to solidify Tony’s
suggestion.

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#6 posted 04-21-2013 12:42 AM

hey monte, your wood looks a lot like the same wood i came across a long time ago, and i will let you look at my forum discussion from a few years back and see what you think, read the forum chat and see if this is the wood that you have..http://lumberjocks.com/topics/16674, i think what you have, is the same as what i have…i still have some…

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#7 posted 04-21-2013 12:48 AM

first guess was Douglas Fir

is it heavy?

does it float ?

is it oily?

what does it smell like ?

it looks a tad spalted but with so many species of wood, one never knows

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#8 posted 04-21-2013 01:15 AM

Grizzman
Ive built stairs out of Kwila (we call it Merbau) and I don’t ever recall see any of that crazy assed interlocking grain before. It’s fairly common in Ipe.

As soon as I saw the picture I thought ‘Ipe’....terrible crap.

We won’t even deal with it anymore. Impossible to get a glue joint that will hold even minimal pressure. It gave me FITS!

Monte
Glue two pieces together any way you like or can imagine….after the glue joint cures, stand the piece up on one end and let the other fall on the floor….if it breaks cleanly on the glue joint…it’s Ipe. lol!

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#9 posted 04-21-2013 01:34 AM

well maybe its not, but ive seen some pictures that sure looked like what i had, end grain the whole works, but it was my guess, lets see if its ipe or what…good luck monte…

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#10 posted 04-21-2013 01:57 AM

It is definately Ipe’. The wood flooring stores call it Brazilian Walnut. Wish I could score some!

What’s “a bunch”? I may be really envious! It ain’t cheap!

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#11 posted 04-21-2013 02:05 AM

You’ll be sickened to know that it was a double length PALLET! He got it free.

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#12 posted 04-21-2013 02:07 AM

That just sucks! How did you ever get those nails pulled out?

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#13 posted 04-21-2013 02:09 AM

It was screwed. I can only assume that they predrilled the holes.

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#14 posted 04-21-2013 04:00 AM

so its Epi ?

and you pulled the nails out ?

does it still float ???

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#15 posted 04-21-2013 12:38 PM

Wow…. whatever it is… seems like a gr8 haul

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