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04-24-2014 03:06 PM

Topic tags/keywords: indian wood identification figured

A neighbor gave me this wood. It was a crate from India, he said there were hundreds of these crates delivered to his business.

It’s highly figured, and has ribbons of grain. It has a light reddish hue.

Wish I had more, but apparently they think it is crappy wood. I only have enough to do small projects with.. so not sure what I will do with it.

This is rough planed, and has mineral spirits to see the figure.

Thanks.

-- Jeff NJ


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#1 posted 04-24-2014 03:08 PM

BTW has an oily feel to it, so it is probably an oily wood.

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#2 posted 04-24-2014 03:29 PM

Honne maybe?

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#3 posted 04-24-2014 03:30 PM

Throw in Neem possibly too

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#4 posted 04-24-2014 05:36 PM

thanks, neither of those from what I could find looks like these.

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#5 posted 04-24-2014 05:44 PM

East Indian Satinwood, (Ceylon Satinwood)? Maybe…

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#6 posted 04-24-2014 06:18 PM

so what we are looking at is a very ribbon like grain.
See broken piece laying on the rough piece.

There’s no straight grain on this wood.

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#7 posted 04-24-2014 06:43 PM

I made a post, and it was dumb, and upon review of it I have deleted it lol.

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#8 posted 04-24-2014 06:46 PM

It’s definitely not maple.

It’s oily.
It has ribbon for grain.
Even my stocks of tiger maple do not have ribbon like this.

-- Jeff NJ

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#9 posted 04-24-2014 09:34 PM

It sounds like your neighbor does a lot of business with these folks from India, perhaps you could get him to call the people shipping them and ask them what it is?? Or what they call it. That might give you a good lead.

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#10 posted 04-24-2014 09:53 PM

Joey, he doesn’t. It was a one time thing, they got a few hundred cases in… He only took a few.. wish he had taken more.

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#11 posted 04-24-2014 09:53 PM

What about curly cherry?

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#12 posted 04-24-2014 10:01 PM

Understood… I can only think geographically about this. They do have a lot of tidal mangrove swamps, and such. It seems an oily, and mineral stained, kinda shiny looking wood could come out of a tree that grows in that kinda situation?? I would have no other idea.. Maybe describe it next time you end up on a customer service call?

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#13 posted 04-24-2014 11:33 PM

7footer, it’s not a domestic wood. Does not look like a cherry from the states. I have not seen a cherry that is oily.

-- Jeff NJ

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