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Forum topic by ric53 posted 05-05-2015 10:48 AM 778 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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05-05-2015 10:48 AM

I posted this yesterday and for some reason it went straight to the unanswered section. I don’t know if anybody seen it so I’m posting it again. Several years ago I purchased several feet of Blue Mahoe. It is a wood that grows in Jamaica. I’m trying to decide what to make with it. My question is, has anybody made anything out of this material and how has it held up? Thanks for your help.

-- Ric, Mazomanie


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#1 posted 05-05-2015 11:56 AM

I have never heard of it

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#2 posted 05-05-2015 11:59 AM

It has a janka of 1420 which puts it with hard maple.

-- Bruce, Boise, ID

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#3 posted 05-05-2015 11:59 AM

Double post

-- Bruce, Boise, ID

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#4 posted 05-06-2015 02:37 AM

I make pens from it. Has a nice greyish bluish color. Holds its patina well and was not bad to work with. Got a chunk from Bearpaw say 7-9 years ago now.

-- Live to tell the stories, they sound better that way.

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#5 posted 05-06-2015 11:37 PM

I have quite a bit of it. I was thinking of making a blanket chest out of it but am concerned that it might be to dark considering that there is not much grain to it. Whats your opinion woodbutcher?

-- Ric, Mazomanie

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