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Forum topic by 69BBNova posted 419 days ago 665 views 0 times favorited 26 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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69BBNova

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419 days ago

I’m hoping those more experienced than I can ID this wood…

Its supposed to be Mahogany, but today I actually kept the slip this time, it only has a few letters here and there but it says RED BALU H2O…

Every once in a while the past few months I’ve tried to look at photos, but what looks like a match is Honduros Mahogany…

Help!!!.....I’m giving myself brain damage because I still have no idea…lol


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ShaneA

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#1 posted 419 days ago

Looks like a type of mahogany to me. Lots of variations in that species.

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#2 posted 419 days ago

Looks like Ribbon Striped Honduran Mahogany.

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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#3 posted 418 days ago

Looks very similar to some Honduran Mahogany I purchased????

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Dusty56

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#4 posted 418 days ago

Definition of Red Balau isn’t what you have there : )
Where the “H20” or” h2o” comes in is beyond me.
Why can’t you just ask the seller what it means ? Someone there had to come up with the description in order to sell it.
http://www.tataenterprises.net/Mechanical%20Property/redbalau.html

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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gfadvm

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#5 posted 418 days ago

That does look like mahogany but I have some jatoba that looks exactly like that (stripes,grain, and color)

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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Dusty56

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#6 posted 418 days ago

Andy , don’t go and confuse the man now …..it’s Mahogany : )

Jatoba,aka Brazilian Cherry

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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WDHLT15

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#7 posted 418 days ago

The striped effect is causes by interlocked grain where the slope of the pores in the annual ring changes between one year to the next. This is a characteristic feature of mahogany.

-- Danny Located in Perry, GA. Forester. Wood-Mizer LT15 Sawmill. Nyle L53 Dehumidification Kiln

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Picken5

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#8 posted 418 days ago

Looks like mahogany to me.

-- Howard - "Time spent making sawdust is not deducted from one's lifetime." - old Scottish proverb

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gfadvm

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#9 posted 418 days ago

Dusty, Those pics are all of flat sawn jatoba. It looks quite different when quarter or riftsawn. Now yer gonna make me go up to the hay barn and take pics.

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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Dusty56

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#10 posted 418 days ago

LOL, it’s too late to go to the barn, Andy. I tried to find some quarter sawn pics , but haven’t yet.
oops, here we go

darn it , the 1/4 sawn is mostly out of the picture : ( They were comparing the flat with the 1/4 sawn side by side.

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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69BBNova

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#11 posted 418 days ago

Thanks everyone for all the input…

Dusty I’m assuming the pic you posted on the right is quarter saw Mahogany because it does look a lot like what I have.

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gfadvm

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#12 posted 418 days ago

Dusty, Now look what you’ve done!

I told you it looked like Jatoba/Mahogany.

Now what do we do?

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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69BBNova

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#13 posted 418 days ago

I’m actually laughing… at least I like how whatever it is looks…lol

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69BBNova

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#14 posted 418 days ago

I may be making matters worse but here is a pic of what’s left of what is supposed to be the same type of wood.

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Dusty56

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#15 posted 418 days ago

Let’s see some end grain pics !!
How heavy are those handle blanks ?
Do they smell the same as the other board ?

I just found a pic of Quarter Sawn Jatoba.
http://www.brazilianhardwood.com/photogallery/braziliancherry/constellation.php#

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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