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Unread 12-15-2011, 04:11 PM   #1
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Help me identify this wood

Hello
So i got this wood from a long time but i dont know what kind of it could be.. maybe someone of you can help me..
Its quite dense as you can see.. lets say a little more than mahogany imo..
Consider that the photos are yellowish due to the light..

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Unread 12-15-2011, 05:00 PM   #2
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sapele maybe?
Def looks like something mahogany related
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Unread 12-15-2011, 06:00 PM   #3
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has the characteristics of mahogany
could be teak as well
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My sepele mahogany was a lot dark-red'er than that and smoother surfaced.
I would definitely say mahogany though.
If its really dense and solid/heavy then I would definitely put my money on that.
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can you rub some naptha or mineral spirits on it and take a photo? from the dry pics it looks a lot like the wenge i got from india. its not like the dark chocolate wenge you get normally but looks more like a mahogany or sapele.
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Unread 12-15-2011, 06:28 PM   #6
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Yep. That's wood.
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^I disagree. That is definitely chocolate. Definitely.




Or hamburger....
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I've seen tzalam look exactly like that. But the lightning doesn't help much.

edit: cut or sand a bit of it, and tell us what it smells like, haha.

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can you rub some naptha or mineral spirits on it and take a photo? from the dry pics it looks a lot like the wenge i got from india. its not like the dark chocolate wenge you get normally but looks more like a mahogany or sapele.
Yeah. It has those pores that you get with wenge or zebrano. I have seen some very light wenge before. Lighter than what's pictured.
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I've seen rosewood of some variety that looked just like that. Yucatan rw, I think it was.
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Lati? Lati is sometimes called "White wenge".
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Did someone say hamburger?..


Seriously now, it looks like somethig mahogany related!

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how heavy is it?
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Looks a lot like tasmanian blackwood to me, but over that side of the world I doubt it.

I'm willing to bet it's a family member though
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i found this

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Unread 12-16-2011, 08:41 PM   #17
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Another thing to consider when trying to identify wood is that in some species, the heartwood can differ greatly from the sapwood even within the same tree.
I'm going to go with a white wenge on this one as mentioned before. The tight variations in the grain resemble wenge a lot. As well as the pores in the close up pictures.
Is it oily? Does it splinter like a bitch?
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Unread 12-16-2011, 08:43 PM   #18
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Also, we're missing the bigger question here...
What are you planning to make out of this mystery stick?
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Unread 12-17-2011, 04:23 PM   #19
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Yo guys
Yeah i also thought it has mahogany's grain and wenge's pores.
Its density is approximately 720Kg\M.
Here are some pics of it wet.













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Also, we're missing the bigger question here...
What are you planning to make out of this mystery stick?
Im not planning a use for this wood atm :>



Its not hamburger. really.
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Unread 12-17-2011, 06:52 PM   #20
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This is the Tasmanian Blackwood I was talking about:

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Sorry guys, no useful input here. The thread title just made me giggle.

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Unread 12-17-2011, 08:58 PM   #22
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Hello
So i got this wood from a long time but i dont know what kind of it could be..
Who is "a long time" and how did you get this wood from them? lol

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It looks like merbau to me. Its used alot in Europe, Asia, and Australia as oak is here in the US. It's very commonly used as flooring. I've got a blank glued up ready to be a bass, it seems to have great resonance. You could check the tap tone to see if its worth a shit for guitar.
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Unread 12-18-2011, 04:02 AM   #24
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Who is "a long time" and how did you get this wood from them? lol

I took it about 5 year ago from a huge pile of different woods at a local wood worker warehouse. The owner didnt know what kind of wood it was because it was there for years. I took it just cause it was vibrating good.
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Yep. That's wood.
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