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Made another mallet, and hey by the way, what kind of wood is this?

Awhile back while diving the wood recycle bin at work I came across this super dark, very dense piece of wood. It was cut in a manner that leads me to believe someone intended to use it for something but never did (planed smooth, 1 1/2 inch thick, board foot and a half). Very familiar smell, not sure what though (smells like woodcrafts lumber rack, but I recognize it, kinda sweet, smelling, very pleasant). I have no clue what it is, but it's super dense, and heavy, so I put it together with some red oak for a heavier mallet than my other on, but I still don't know what the darker wood is. Anyway, pictures or it didn't happen right?

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Made another mallet, and hey by the way, what kind of wood is this?-image-3878385358.jpg

Here it is before oiling, the center and outer sections are from the same piece of lumber I haven't identified, the lighter wood is oak.

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And here she be all oiled and ready. I used natural tone Danish oil. I think the contrast is amazing, and I want some more of this wood. May just have to go to WC and snoop til I figure it out.

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Nice looking mallet.
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Nice mallet Hub,
maybe brazilian cherry for the myster mallet wood. It's pretty dense, has some weight to it, and probably smells good.
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