What kind of wood is this
#9
I'm cutting blanks for 1911 grips and found this piece of scrap and made the top row of blanks from it.  Can the braintrust tell me what kind of wood it is?  Also in the pic is walnut, cherry and purple heart.

   
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#10
Maybe teak or Bocote
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#11
end end grain pattern does not match Bocote. Teak is a possibility
The founding fathers wrote the constitution after fighting in a war to free themselves from a tyrannical government. They didn't just return from a hunting expedition.
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#12
Looks brown.......
End grain? How would we know?
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(07-31-2020, 07:43 AM)Gary G™ Wrote: Looks brown.......
End grain? How would we know?
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#14
I think it's teak for sure. I know it's a oily wood and it smoked and sparked something awful when the laser hit it.
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#15
I've only worked with teak twice, but that looks like EXACTLY like teak. That's my guess.
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(07-31-2020, 08:49 PM)FS7 Wrote: I've only worked with teak twice, but that looks like EXACTLY like teak. That's my guess.
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I would bet it's teak.....
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