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Old 03-20-2017, 01:19 PM   #1 (permalink)
 
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Just wondering if any of you seasoned turners can help with the identification of this wood. I rough sanded it and wet it to try and show how it looks.





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My guess is Amboyna.
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My guess is Amboyna.
I've looked at photos online and i think you are right, also it's a heavy wood so that ties in.

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Amboyna has a very distinct smell but I don't know how to describe it.
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Amboyna has a very distinct smell but I don't know how to describe it.
Do you mean anyway, or when turning?

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Either cutting or turning. Actually I just put my nose to some dry blanks and they do have a distinct odour
on their own.

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Either cutting or turning.
Going to have to take my mask off

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Hi Dereck

I am not sure why no one else has jumped in with a guess here. On this type of post there are normally about 10 people that will jump in with a
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Tough to chime in when the first guess is what everyone else would have said anyways.

I might ask where you obtained the stuff from?
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I am not sure why no one else has jumped in with a guess here. On this type of post there are normally about 10 people that will jump in with a
guess.
I think they probably don't know! However some of the photos online are almost identical in grain and colour that i think you must be right.

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