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    I'm really don't want to inspect your wood ...

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    Cedar?

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    Quote Originally Posted by wildbill View Post
    It's a board with box joints cut into both ends.
    Thanks. I wondered what those funny ends were!

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    Roughly how old was the piece of furnature, and do you know where it originated? What was cutting it like?
    It's probably about sixty years old. Due to its finish, I thought it was mahogany but it doesn't look like any mahogany I have ever seen. It's not teak or cedar. Walnut is a possibility. I cut it with a CNC machine but from the sound the cutter made, it's more dense than I would have expected from mahogany.

    Whatever it is, it's going to have a new life as 'The Steve Smith Triple Convertible Field Camera' !!


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    I don't think anyone can tell you definitively from the picture. If it's important to know, I'd send a shaving off to the wood technology/science department of a forestry university and ask if someone could help. Oxford, Bangor in Wales for instance, but a quick google will find others.
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    I was trying to identify some wood I was using to make my cameras and I managed to find the following site, which may help:

    http://www.wood-database.com/
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    When I rebuilt my Speed Graphic wide angle special the so called Mahoganey looked quite similar in colour etc but I was surprised how soft it was, it was more like a cheap box wood. There's definitely quite a variation in the quality of mahogany.

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    looks like cherryto me?
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    I built a bass guitar from central west african mahagony KHAYA. If you hold it from nodal point and tap it , it rings metallic and deep , loud. But other friend is right , it looks like rosewood. Mahagony tends to wrap with moisture like crazy.

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    Hello Steve;
    Looks like Phillipine Mahogany to me. Used alot of this wood in the cabinet business before the import restrictions. Usually stained dark to even out the wide variation of color prevelant with mahogany. Hope this helps, Steven.

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    If it is very dense it could be Ipe.
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