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sunnybob

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Cut him some slack blister, first post, youll scare him off. :cool:
Welcome cutty sark. There might be a sensible answer coming along soon. From my very limited experience, I would consider meranti. If it is, be careful of irritation from the dust.
Oh, and this is a moderated forum, so any nasty stuff needs to be reported, whichever direction it comes from. (y)
 

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Welcome to the forum CuttySark. Not sure myself on the wood type but do you have any other context for the wood beyond where you got it from?
 

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May first thought was Sapele, which comes in a lot of shades and had that open pore, sightly rough, look. It can be quite fragrant - a bit like cedar.
 

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I think Meranti, doesn`t look dense or dark enough for Sapele or Utile but it could be the softer outside bits I suppose.
Could be red grandis maybe (A type of Eucalyptus ).
Easier to tell if you can smell the sawdust.
 

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Cut him some slack blister, first post, youll scare him off. :cool:
Welcome cutty sark. There might be a sensible answer coming along soon. From my very limited experience, I would consider meranti. If it is, be careful of irritation from the dust.
Oh, and this is a moderated forum, so any nasty stuff needs to be reported, whichever direction it comes from. (y)
Power gone to your head already?
 

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You are indeed fortunate if you can pick anything up from the "recycling centre" - if we try to liberate something from the "recycling centre" we get thrown of the site. :)
 

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What exactly does it smell like? As AJB, Ollie and Robin said the Mahogany-alike timbers such as Sapele, Meranti, Utile and Keruing have quite a similar cinnamon/spice smell to them which can smell rather nice or it can be quite irritable.

Kapur on the other hand has a very aromatic and fragrant smell, the latin name is "Dryobalanops aromatica" and was a very early source of Camphor. It's not a terribly common timber in the UK but you can get it commercially.
 

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Sapele smells mostly like spiced parsnips to me, end grain shavings are especially fragrant,
Keruing also has a strong spice fragrence without working it atall.

The rest of the tropicals are spicy, but that is only when cutting, Irritable is a good word for it.
Not noticeable or identifiable with a shaving or two to my nose.

Thanks for your suggestion Trevanion
I think I may have some of that stuff, quite stringy when wet if it is.
I must give it a smell check again

Cheers
Tom
 

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Can you press your thumbnail in to the long grain, does you thumbnail easily leave a dent in it?
 

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Cut him some slack blister, first post, youll scare him off. :cool:
Welcome cutty sark. There might be a sensible answer coming along soon. From my very limited experience, I would consider meranti. If it is, be careful of irritation from the dust.
Oh, and this is a moderated forum, so any nasty stuff needs to be reported, whichever direction it comes from. (y)
Sorry , I will switch of my sense of humor :(
 

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Blister, my message seems to have been misinterpreted. The relaxed emoji and the thumbs up were meant to imply a smile on my face when I wrote it in a light hearted way.
A sense of humour is a pre-requisite of being here, it was just that it was his first post and newbies sometimes get scared really easily.
 
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