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Monte Pittman

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499 days ago

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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. - It's not ability that we often lack, but the patience to use our ability


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Cosmicsniper

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#1 posted 499 days ago

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

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#2 posted 499 days ago

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 499 days ago

silk oak ?

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#4 posted 499 days ago

I’d say Ipe.

-- "The trouble with people idiot-proofing things, is the resulting evolution of the idiot."

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#5 posted 499 days ago

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

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#6 posted 499 days ago

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 499 days ago

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

-- "Good artists borrow, great artists steal”…..Picasso

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#8 posted 499 days ago

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!

-- "The trouble with people idiot-proofing things, is the resulting evolution of the idiot."

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grizzman

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#9 posted 499 days ago

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…

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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#10 posted 499 days ago

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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Monte Pittman

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#11 posted 498 days ago

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

-- 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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gfadvm

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#12 posted 498 days ago

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

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Monte Pittman

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#13 posted 498 days ago

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

-- 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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#14 posted 498 days ago

so its Epi ?

and you pulled the nails out ?

does it still float ???

-- "Good artists borrow, great artists steal”…..Picasso

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#15 posted 498 days ago

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

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