Help in identifying burl blanks

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1shootist

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Hello all !

Could someone please help me identify what the blanks are in the attached pictures...both pics are the same blanks they just have different lighting.
I "think" 1 thru 6 are amboyna, the others I don't have a guess.
Thanks.
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Hi Russ. Just a guess but 10-13 could be Curly Koa and 9 could be a straight run Koa. I've used pieces like these on some knives that came out very close to this. I could be way off base but that would be my best guess. Hope this helps.
 

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Hello all !

Could someone please help me identify what the blanks are in the attached pictures...both pics are the same blanks they just have different lighting.
I "think" 1 thru 6 are amboyna, the others I don't have a guess.
Thanks.
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I appreciate all the help!
Here are 2 more pics of opposite sides, these are dry..the first pics had mineral spirits on them.
Thanks again..

**Edited to add**..with greatly appreciated help from here and comparing the amboyna pics in the forsale forum I think all 1 thru 13 are amboyna (last 4 w/sap wood) and 14 being maple or brown malle .
Thanks everyone !
Russ
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I appreciate all the help!
Here are 2 more pics of opposite sides, these are dry..the first pics had mineral spirits on them.
Thanks again..

**Edited to add**..with greatly appreciated help from here and comparing the amboyna pics in the forsale forum I think all 1 thru 13 are amboyna (last 4 w/sap wood) and 14 being maple or brown malle .
Thanks everyone !
Russ
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Sounds like you got it figured out Barry! If. 14 is hard as a rock then is might be Brown Mallee otherwise go with Maple burl
 

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For 7, 8, 9 ... don't look like Amboyna to me.
I would say that 8, 9 could be Brown Mallee with those kinda circular spots.
you're probably right. i've just been over in the library looking through the wood ID site, much clearer pictures there ..it's interesting to try and determine what they are even if it doesn't really matter in the long run, i'm sure they'll all make great pens in the end .
i do appreciate your help.
 

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you're probably right. i've just been over in the library looking through the wood ID site, much clearer pictures there ..it's interesting to try and determine what they are even if it doesn't really matter in the long run, i'm sure they'll all make great pens in the end .
i do appreciate your help.
My guess is Red Mallee not Brown
 

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Amboyna has a pleasant distinctive smell , so if 7-9 don`t smell the same as 10-13 , they are not amboyna . If they are mallee , they should be heavier than the amboyna . Assuming 14 is about the same volume as 4 of the other blanks , the same cpmparison with amboyna might indicate mallee if it is very heavy . If quite light , it could possibly be bigleaf maple . Sugar maple would be somewhere in between , probably closer to the amboyna .
 
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