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Old 03-29-2018, 04:04 PM   #1 (permalink)
 
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A friend of a friend hooked me up with some awesome wood today. A few pieces of rosewood a lot of black walnut and something red colored, fine grain so its not cedar. any ideas. LMK
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Looks like Purple Heart to me.
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I agree, looks like purple heart.
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I agree with Dennis, Looks like purple heart.
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I agree with others, purpleheart, which I've heard some people call rosewood because it is hard and oily, but it isn't a true rosewood (genus dalbergia). I'd suggest keeping the stuff whole until you're ready to use it, nothing worse than having 50 pen blanks of something but needing a 5" x 5" chunk. Also probably not worth the effort to cut up for sale, not sure if this is something you were considering, just my 2 cents.
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I agree with others, purpleheart, which I've heard some people call rosewood because it is hard and oily, but it isn't a true rosewood (genus dalbergia). I'd suggest keeping the stuff whole until you're ready to use it, nothing worse than having 50 pen blanks of something but needing a 5" x 5" chunk. Also probably not worth the effort to cut up for sale, not sure if this is something you were considering, just my 2 cents.
I was thinking about cutting it up in 3/4 " x 3/4 " blanks but leaving them as long as possible. I don't need the blanks at this moment but Im glad to have them for later. No plans to sell them. Thanks for your advice
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Most of what I do, long 3/4" work pretty good. There are some kits that a 1" sq blank is better, so I'd suggest doing a few of those. Also, don't forget about crosscut or angle (bias) cut, though I wouldn't dare do that with the purpleheart...
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