Hi everyone I’ve just joined L/J and I’m just starting my second project, a clock, with the help of Travis (Dakotawood).
I was going to make it all in Oak but I’ve run out of all I need, but I have some other stuff which I think is Teak, but I’m not sure, so I’ve come on here to see if anyone can help.
It’s slightly pinky and at first I thought it was Mahogany, it’s quite oily and when you pass it through a table saw it draws the oil to the surface, it works really easy, but the cross grain can give at the edges and you have to be careful when sanding by hand as it’s real easy to get bad splinters. It’s really heavy, I would say at least twice or maybe 3 times the weight of pine. Anyway that’s all the information I can give you, so here’s some photo’s perhaps they will help.
-- Oldstarter (Dave Ashby)