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post #21 of 29 Old 09-09-2011, 09:09 AM
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I sanded the end grain with 50, 100 and 150 grit -- it's very interesting but I'm not sure it really helps ...
Excellent end grain shot ... I wish all the folks who send me wood pics did anywhere near that well.

Very odd thought ... I was sure it would look like sikly oak, but it doesn't, and I can't think what it DOES look like.

LATER: well, the end grain definitely looks more like Brazilian lacewood than silky oak and the rift cut surfaces that you show in the other pics does look a bit like one piece of rift cut Brazilian lacewood I ave a pic of so apparently despite my strong early belief that it was silky oak, it looks like fgvanatta was right after all.

Out of over 100 pics of lacewood that I have on my site, a lot of them ones I took myself, this is the ONLY one I could find that looks like your wood (other than the end grain). What do you think? I still have a hard time seeing this as lacewood, but end grain doesn't lie (it does stretch the truth sometimes though )
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Renig,
I've never worked with lacewood but have to agree end grain definitely does not fit with silky oak. A+++++ 1 again phinds

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I have no idea what kind of wood that is, All I know is that the end grain shot made me do a whoda, howsit, I dont, oh my, I just, its so gaaaaaah do you have any left??? would love to trade for something...
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I have no idea what kind of wood that is, All I know is that the end grain shot made me do a whoda, howsit, I dont, oh my, I just, its so gaaaaaah do you have any left??? would love to trade for something...
I've got some very small planks of silky oak if you're interested and have something to trade that I could use for my site.

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I have no idea what kind of wood that is, All I know is that the end grain shot made me do a whoda, howsit, I dont, oh my, I just, its so gaaaaaah do you have any left??? would love to trade for something...
Gus (Robocop) sent me just one pen blank of this ... I haven't used it yet, so technically I still have some left, but I plan to turn it into a pen. Hope you can work something out with Paul.

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Is there a wood swap place btw? if there isnt then Ive got to start a site. I feel like it would be an awesome way to get new exposure to new wood/ people. Anyway... love your stuff... turn it! and show us!!! happy turnin,
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Check it out: http://www.woodbarter.com/

That bowl was perfect right up until that last cut...
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Is there a wood swap place btw?
Good question -- I don't know (edit: but sawdustfactory does!)

But there seems to be an informal wood swap on this forum -- somebody (e.g. sawdustfactory) will post a gloat about scoring some great spalted maple and offer some in trade.

Details are usually worked out in private messages.

Or somebody will mention a special type of wood (e.g. ancient kauri) and another person (e.g. robocop) will post "wossat? anything like bog oak?" and then somebody (e.g. me) will message robocop with an offer to score some kauri in exchange for some bog oak ...

I suppose it could be more formal than this, but I'm not sure it needs to be.

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I think I've already posted a piece of silky oak for barter at the http://www.woodbarter.com/ forum

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