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post #1 of 16 Old 09-24-2011, 02:56 AM Thread Starter
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Exclamation help me identify what this veneer is please

Hello, I was hoping you guys would be able to help me identify exactly what type of maple veneer this is... I really need more of this, its not birdseye or quilted... Im not sure exactly what its called. If you know please email me at [email protected].


maple veneer by default1drake, on Flickr

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maple veneer by default1drake, on Flickr

maple veneer by default1drake, on Flickr

All of those "spots" or whatever are the main important thing, but they do not make the veneer have a different texture or anything. If you know please email me I would really appreciate it! :)
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sorry for double post but a little bit about myself would help Im sure, I need this same species or whatever you want to call it because i run a fingerboard company and thats my favorite and many customers favorite maple veneer and it kind of defines my company. I bought a TON of it off of ebay such a long time ago that i dont remember which seller I got it from and now I am running out I only have two sheets left which wont last long.
A little sample of what I do:

DSCF4321 by default1drake, on Flickr

DSCF4322 by default1drake, on Flickr

DSCF4323 by default1drake, on Flickr

original stackin 31mm by default1drake, on Flickr

ryan wysong by default1drake, on Flickr

4ply 31mm shape by default1drake, on Flickr

split by default1drake, on Flickr

main setup emanant og by default1drake, on Flickr

May seem a little childish but its a fun hobby and surprisingly very popular, especially online. There are hundreds of thousands of fingerboarders. I own Emanant Fingerboards, its a very well known company. I feel horrible I cant think of the exact name of this veneer for the life of me. Its so common too. haha.
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Drake, I am quite impressed with your work! It's truly amazing and can see the fun in making them! I sadly can't give you a legit answer to your question other than it looks like maple.. Best of luck with your business!

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Quarter sawn sycamore is my guess. I had a few small pieces that I used for some letter openers a few years back.

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It's not sycamore, although it does look a bit like it at first glance. Might be lacewood but that doesn't feel quite right either. My guess is some kind of maple, but can't tell for sure without a better face-on shot up close to really see the grain.

You could start here and see if you can pin it down if it IS lacewood:

http://www.hobbithouseinc.com/person...n_sycamore.htm

These pics will not show you why it isn't sycamore. Get me a good face-on shot and we can discuss it further.

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Do these look alike?
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The OP's image:
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Paul's image of QS Hard Maple:
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Actually, cman the flakes on that one are not so easy to distinguish from sycamore. Here's one that has more of what makes me think it's maple. It's the stringiness of the grain --- that happens in maple but not so much in sycamore. Why I want to see a face-on shot is so I can see the growth rings directly and see how they compare to maple and sycamore (I'm still convinced it's not sycamore, but I always double-check).
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It looks like sapele not sure on the spelling
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It looks like sapele not sure on the spelling
Nope. No open pores like you always find on sapele.

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Any chance it's quartersawn lacewood?

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Any chance it's quartersawn lacewood?
Read post #5

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I'd personally guess that it's just quartersawn hard maple. I have seen some side pieces of birdseye maple with the same pattern, and the side of a flat sawn maple board.


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veneer idenity

If you go to this website Joe will be able to help you out. He is very well informed with all veneers and will personally send back an email to your questions. He will also, most likely, be able to supply you with more of the same veneer at a good price. veneersupply.com

Good Luck,

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apparently this was a drive-by posting and the OP doesn't really care about the wood ID

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sorry for double post but a little bit about myself would help Im sure, I need this same species or whatever you want to call it because i run a fingerboard company and thats my favorite and many customers favorite maple veneer and it kind of defines my company. I bought a TON of it off of ebay such a long time ago that i dont remember which seller I got it from and now I am running out I only have two sheets left which wont last long.
A little sample of what I do:

DSCF4321 by default1drake, on Flickr

DSCF4322 by default1drake, on Flickr

DSCF4323 by default1drake, on Flickr

original stackin 31mm by default1drake, on Flickr

ryan wysong by default1drake, on Flickr

4ply 31mm shape by default1drake, on Flickr

split by default1drake, on Flickr

main setup emanant og by default1drake, on Flickr

May seem a little childish but its a fun hobby and surprisingly very popular, especially online. There are hundreds of thousands of fingerboarders. I own Emanant Fingerboards, its a very well known company. I feel horrible I cant think of the exact name of this veneer for the life of me. Its so common too. haha.
It might be beech
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Why are you responding to a 2-year-old thread for which the OP never returned?

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