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03-15-2014 02:18 AM

A buddy of mine was a given a piece of wood neither he or I can identify, so I am tapping the vast wealth of information availble from all the incerdibly helpful and knowledgeable (can you tell I’m sucking up?) members on this forum.

He tells me the it very heavy, hard and dense to the point the blades get overly hot while cutting. It also emits a pleasant “dry spice” smell when cutting. It may not be easy to see in the picture, but it’s very dark brownish green with yellowish streaks/flakes. Any ideas?

-- ok, is it cut once measure twice, cut twice measure once???? I know....I'll just keep cutting until it's long enough.


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#1 posted 03-15-2014 02:21 AM

Don’t know, but I bet it’ll look cool with a finish.

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#2 posted 03-15-2014 02:31 AM

Heavy hard and dense makes me think Ipe but it’s hard to tell from that one photo. I’ve seen Ipe with that type of swirl pattern too. Maybe a couple more photos and a fresh cut endgrain photo would help.

-- Randy -- Austin, TX by way of Northwest (Woodville), OH

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#3 posted 03-15-2014 02:34 AM

+1 on ipe. It will sink in water. Fill up the tub and test it out

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#4 posted 03-15-2014 02:37 AM

Thanks Randy. My first thought was Ipe as well, but the smell of “dry spices” through me off. Have you ever experienced the smell when cutting it? I’ve never worked with Ipe.

-- ok, is it cut once measure twice, cut twice measure once???? I know....I'll just keep cutting until it's long enough.

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#5 posted 03-15-2014 02:48 AM

Could it be Chechen

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#6 posted 03-15-2014 02:48 AM

I’ve got a stack of cutoff’s from a deck my mom had done (not by me). I’ll cut a piece tomorrow and see what it smells like.

-- Randy -- Austin, TX by way of Northwest (Woodville), OH

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#7 posted 03-16-2014 02:14 AM

Following up on this – I cut a piece of ipe today with my bandsaw. Oddly enough the only thing that came to my mind when smelling the cut was savory.

-- Randy -- Austin, TX by way of Northwest (Woodville), OH

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#8 posted 03-16-2014 02:42 AM

Randy, thank you for going to all that trouble. I think you hit dead on since he described a “dry spice” scent, which could also be described as savory.

-- ok, is it cut once measure twice, cut twice measure once???? I know....I'll just keep cutting until it's long enough.

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