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Forum topic by interpim posted 03-03-2009 03:14 AM 851 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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03-03-2009 03:14 AM

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The CPO mess on my ship has a clock in a ship’s wheel motif, that was given in Thailand. One of the handles on the side has gone missing, and I have been asked to turn a replacement. I have an example, but I am not sure what type of wood it is. Can anyone identify this for me?

Ship's Wheel Spindle

-- San Diego, CA

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#1 posted 03-03-2009 03:28 AM


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#2 posted 03-03-2009 03:47 AM

With a pic that’s not very clear, it’s hard to tell. Could be Mahogany, or anything at all.

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#3 posted 03-03-2009 06:44 AM

With the blurry photo, it’s hard to tell if it has open grain, or smooth but I did at least find one possibility. I found a picture of Maka wood from Thailand that has both the orange and white wood in one piece. It does look a little more open-grained than what you show though.
Maka Wood

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#4 posted 03-03-2009 06:51 AM

DaleM… I think you nailed it… I know the photo is blurry, but this looks like it’s what I need… now to find a 2” x 8” block of it :)

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