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Snettymakes

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I picked up a length of reclaimed Azobe at the weekend. I chucked it through the planet which just about coped and the result is an incredible orange wood, which seems at odds with the descriptions of “reddish / violet brown” that I’ve seen online.

Can anybody confirm that this is in fact Azobe, and maybe educate me on the colour difference in seeing (presumably it will oxidise if it is in fact Azobe?).

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I’m not sure that these photos do it justice, it really is very orange in person, with a wonderful shimmery striped effect.
 

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Looking at photos online, it does have a similar shimmer to the face, but possibly less uniform, and the grain doesn't seem so tight on what I've bought.

Allegedly the boards came from decommissioned French wagons, maybe that helps identification?
 

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