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Any suggestions what to do with this timber and no you can,t have it lol .Also what timber do you think it .
photo no 1 is what i bought with the big length and think it,s the same ;
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If recently purchased from a merchant, then utile or sapele. If acquired by others means, from old stock for eg, then probably brazilian mahogany.


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Looks like ribbon grain in photos 2-4, so Sapele or Iroko are both possible candidates. Be nice if it was Brazilian Mahogany, but that's veering towards the "all our geese are swans" trap. If it's a pig to plane without tear out then Sapele would be my guess (in which case have three weetabix and try a close set cap iron, it's real work on a board that size but it'll get the job done).

If you can do a bit of re-sawing then you've got just enough to make one of these,

http://www.popularwoodworking.com/wp-co ... 4-Seg2.pdf

Personally I think a project similar to that should be on every home woodworker's list of objectives, it's a useful piece of furniture that will find a place in most homes, and it's a good test of wide range of basic woodworking skills.

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It was a mantle piece above a fire place or so i was told it;s a shame to cut it and make a lot of bandsaw boxs;; i will cut the end grain on the large piece tomorrow and post a photo to see what you all think i am going for mahogany
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It was a mantle piece above a fire place or so i was told it;s a shame to cut it and make a lot of bandsaw boxs;; i will cut the end grain on the large piece tomorrow and post a photo to see what you all think i am going for mahogany
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A swan then? :wink:


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custard wrote:
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If you can do a bit of re-sawing then you've got just enough to make one of these,

http://www.popularwoodworking.com/wp-co ... 4-Seg2.pdf

Personally I think a project similar to that should be on every home woodworker's list of objectives, it's a useful piece of furniture that will find a place in most homes, and it's a good test of wide range of basic woodworking skills.

Good luck!
I was going to say the same!
Spot on - I've made a few of these and sold them too.
They go well as pairs - one each side of the bed.


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I would love to make one of those but it;s way out of my league i am afraid :oops: :cry:


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sapele I'd say from the photos, the smell will give it away straight away, it does have a distinctive spicy smell, take a super fine shaving and it should be obvious.

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I agree Mock, my skills extend to boxing in bathroom pipework and making garden planters. Still, gotta start somewhere.

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how are we ok i hope my saw still going
And yes i have to start some where but i don;t want to waste the timber if you know what i mean lol


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Nice side tables, but I wouldn't do the M&T joints like that, they are very short indeed. If the tenons were moved outwards a bit, they could be twice as long, especially if they were mitred.
Otherwise a very nice table. I used to have one similar, American cherry, turned legs. Sadly no more. I'm not heartbroken about it, I made the top out of two different boards and the colour match was awful. It bugged me every time I looked at it. An expensive lesson to learn. Pity I don't have anywhere to put one, as I wouldn't mind making it again.

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custard wrote:
Looks like ribbon grain in photos 2-4, so Sapele or Iroko are both possible candidates. Be nice if it was Brazilian Mahogany, but that's veering towards the "all our geese are swans" trap. If it's a pig to plane without tear out then Sapele would be my guess (in which case have three weetabix and try a close set cap iron, it's real work on a board that size but it'll get the job done).

If you can do a bit of re-sawing then you've got just enough to make one of these,

http://www.popularwoodworking.com/wp-co ... 4-Seg2.pdf

Personally I think a project similar to that should be on every home woodworker's list of objectives, it's a useful piece of furniture that will find a place in most homes, and it's a good test of wide range of basic woodworking skills.

Good luck!


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One good way to prevent discolouration of wood is to paint it heavily.
No joke - it's worth bearing in mind if you come across some old painted match-board, furniture, etc - if you clean it off carefully and give it a wash in caustic or sugar soap, you might end up with some very nice timber.


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thetyreman would the timber give off a odour when going through the thicknesser planer i have picked up the shavings and can;t smell anything but the daughter said it;s like nutmeg lol
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thetyreman would the timber give off a odour when going through the thicknesser planer i have picked up the shavings and can;t smell anything but the daughter said it;s like nutmeg lol
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