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Identify this wood

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by wireguy, Aug 14, 2009.

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  1. wireguy

    wireguy TS Member

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    This piece of wood was in some stuff my mom gave me. It is the heavyest wood I have ever handled. It seems like it would make a great splinter forend for a too light double. Can anyone identify it? The little piece I cut off the end probably weighs 3 or 4 ounces. It did not smell like walnut when I cut or sanded it.

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  2. capvan

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    Looks like Teak to me...
     
  3. CalvinMD

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    I'm thinking African Mahogany......do the scratch and sniff test...if it smells like the outhouse door from a tuna boat ..you got Mahogany
     
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    My guess is teak. I hope Dr. A. Sharp looks at the pictures and gives us some help. Dr. Sharp is not only the VA Ladies 16 yard champion, she teaches wood identification in the Forestry Dept. at VA Tech.

    Pat Ireland
     
  6. grnberetcj

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    Phillipine Mahogony?

    Curt
     
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    babinga??


    tony
     
  8. wireguy

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    It does have a Mahogony look to it but I've never experienced any Mahogony nearly as heavy as this stuff. It's shocking when you pick that piece up.
     
  9. Michael Gregory

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    It looks like it might be a piece of merbau. Mike
     
  10. wireguy

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    It sinks like a rock.
     
  11. ismah

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    It might be Natalie
     
  12. andybull

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    It could be Ironwood, also known as Epay.
     
  13. Pull & Mark

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    Easyest way to check for Epay wood is to put one of your small pieces in water and see if it floats. Epay is heavier than the water it displaces, so their-fore it will sink. LOL. Mahogany will float. Epay and Natalie are the only woods that I know that don't float. Break-em all. Jeff
     
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    Natalie Wood doesn't float....chuckle, chuckle.
     
  15. wireguy

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    I can find no reference to natalie wood, except the actress.
     
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    wireguy:

    Natalie W. died by drowning, she didn't float.
     
  17. wireguy

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    Well that explains it then. If one is either Natalie or Epay Wood, one should stay off the water. I bet ol' Epay is still around because he knew that. I wonder if he bathes?
     
  18. Pull & Mark

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    Only on Saturday nights. LOL Break-em all. Jeff
     
  19. Fathawk

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    Purpleheart blank for turning out a pool cue is what it looks like to me.
     
  20. CalvinMD

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    If it smells like a tuna wearing perfume...its Natalie
     
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