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Forum topic by Notw posted 01-20-2015 02:22 AM 928 views 0 times favorited 11 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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01-20-2015 02:22 AM

Can anyone identify this wood? I was thinking an African mahogany but I’m not sure. Thanks


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#1 posted 01-20-2015 02:42 AM

Looks like it could be mahogany. That is my vote

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#2 posted 01-20-2015 02:49 AM

Show the end grain.

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#3 posted 01-20-2015 02:50 AM

Kinda like sapele

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#4 posted 01-20-2015 03:00 AM

I’ll have to wait till tomorrow evening to get back in the shop and get an end grain picture

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#5 posted 01-20-2015 04:23 AM

Im going to go with red meranti or maybe khaya. Just to be different. ;)

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#6 posted 01-20-2015 01:05 PM

Without smelling the sawdust . . . the best clue….I’d say you have sapele wood.

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#7 posted 01-20-2015 01:29 PM

IMA say plain sawn wenge. Not based on any experience other than having seen terryR’s magnificent tote/knob upgrade.


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#8 posted 01-20-2015 01:34 PM

Looks like Flat sawn Sapele to me

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#9 posted 01-21-2015 02:31 AM

And the requested end grain picture

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#10 posted 01-21-2015 02:42 AM

Can you also post a picture of the edge? (Quarter sawn grain)

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#11 posted 01-21-2015 11:40 AM

There’s a kind of blur to the figure like in what a Mexican guy I knew sold generically as “granadillo”, but I think it’s one of the “Entandrophragma”, African mahoganies, Sapele, Utile, one of those.

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