Need a good guess at wood identity

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mgatten

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Heya All,

I have a box of unlabeled blanks obtained for a song at a going-out-of-business sale. Most of them are pretty plain and intended mostly as practice blanks. But today one surprised me by coming out really, really nice.

But I have no idea what kind of wood it is.

I'd love any opinions. I know it's impossible to get a solid perfect ID, but if it looks a lot like anything in particular, that would help.

Here are pictures of three sides, covering pretty much the whole thing, and a close-up.

Any ideas?

Thanks,
Marshall


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No noticeable scent other than "wood". It was about as dense as walnut. (Just seems a bit dark for walnut, to me.)
Sounds odd but I've seen, and actually have some, Claro Walnut that when finished looks an awful lot alike to what your showing here. Don't discount Walnut, it's easy to get and doesn't always have a strong order. Also, if you don't wear some type of respirator while turning Walnut will usually make you sneeze a lot, it does me. Nice pen though!
 

mgatten

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Thanks, guys!

I initially thought walnut, but thought it was too dark. And I actually did sneeze once while turning it, though I didn't think it was from the wood. I'll take that as a walnut sign, though, and say it's walnut.

I really appreciate the offering of opinions!

Marshall
 

robutacion

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I'm not as familiar with Walnut as most of you guys and while I have some 40 years old local Walnut from a farm no longer operating but mine is much lighter colour, however, that very last pic has shown some of the diagonal cut grain with many dark dots all over and I'm not sure if Walnut has them so, the closest thing I've seen and have is the #67 Carob tree wood
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I'm sorry that I don't have any pen blanks pics of the diagonal blanks, indeed only last week I processed and finished some diagonal and straight cut of the Carob wood and only now I realised that since I opened the web-store in 2014 I never created the listing for this wood as its various blanks types, I had it on my old eBay store though, there are still some blanks that I'm yet to list on the web-store, one day I will get them done, silly me...!

Cheers
George
 
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