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69BBNova

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07-09-2013 11:02 PM

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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#1 posted 07-09-2013 11:07 PM

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

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#2 posted 07-09-2013 11:34 PM

Looks like Ribbon Striped Honduran Mahogany.

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

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#3 posted 07-09-2013 11:49 PM

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

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#4 posted 07-10-2013 01:14 AM

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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#5 posted 07-10-2013 01:50 AM

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

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#6 posted 07-10-2013 02:02 AM

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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#7 posted 07-10-2013 02:02 AM

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.

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#8 posted 07-10-2013 02:08 AM

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 07-10-2013 02:32 AM

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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#10 posted 07-10-2013 02:34 AM

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 07-10-2013 03:05 AM

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 07-10-2013 03:09 AM

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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#13 posted 07-10-2013 03:17 AM

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 07-10-2013 03:25 AM

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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#15 posted 07-10-2013 05:16 AM

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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