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Forum topic by noclue posted 12-01-2014 06:36 PM 927 views 0 times favorited 8 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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12-01-2014 06:36 PM

A very old man died. Years before, he owned and ran a mill in Louisiana. He left a cache of exotic woods, some, 40 to 60 years old. His wife sold off the remaining wood. This bluish green in the rings was in every piece of this particular species. And it’s dense!! I’M TALKING OAK OR BETTER, DENSE!! It took an hour to sand one side of a 3’ ×7” piece. That’s a 4”× 24” belt sander with 80 grit to an orbital 220 to hand sand with 400

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#1 posted 12-02-2014 01:42 AM

Black walnut. Looks to have some powderpost beetle damage in the sapwood.

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#2 posted 12-02-2014 02:00 AM

I like that green in it, pretty wood.

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#3 posted 12-02-2014 02:25 AM

Yup, it’s black walnut. You really should try using a well tuned hand plane to take off the majority of the rough sawn marks left by the mill. It would have taken you about ten or fifteen minutes to knock that out.

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#4 posted 12-02-2014 04:14 AM

Just a long shot from my easy chair a thousand miles away .It looks like Katalox a wood very similar looking to Walnut but very hard and dense.It comes from the South America so it’s a very rot resistance wood as is with all jungle woods?Aj

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#5 posted 12-02-2014 06:10 AM

I don’t think walnut would be that hard and dense. The color is not characteristic, but the grain looks very much like locust. The green areas are also a clue. Perhaps it is water or mineral stained to the dark color.

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#6 posted 12-03-2014 05:48 PM

Why do you keep starting threads about the same piece of wood?


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#7 posted 12-03-2014 06:20 PM

Sometimes having wood in certain conditions changes it’s properties like color and density. If it’s not walnut the next best thing I can think of is a type of ebony.

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#8 posted 12-03-2014 07:41 PM

Hey Rickm … maybe he has “no clue” on how this message board works!

I’m sure he’ll figure it out. :-)

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