|Forum topic by MadJester||posted 09-30-2014 12:35 AM||1351 views||0 times favorited||32 replies|
09-30-2014 12:35 AM
Not sure if this is the right place for this…but here goes…I found a rather large chunk of wood at an estate sale about a year ago and I’ve been trying to research it ever since. It is very dense, heavy like a rock…it tears up a blade like I was trying to cut through it with a rubber band…the grain is very close and the whole thing is very dark on the outside, and when cut, very deep reddish brown on the inside (so it changes color from the air as it ages)...when cutting it, it smells like you are standing outside of Hershey Park…distinctly a chocolate smell. It is brittle when cut thin, but works up beautifully when sanded and finished…Here are some pics…
And here is a pic of the wood after it had been cut…the outside of the wood was darker, almost as dark as the finished pics above (the finish on them has NO stain…just some danish oil…)
I appreciate all the help…I’ve gone from calling it Katalox, Jarrah, one person offered up Bubinga (which may be close…just not sure…)...some have said Rosewood…also a possibility….
-- Sue~ Mad Jester Woodworks, "Not what I have, but what I do is my kingdom" Thomas Carlyle