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Timber identification needed please

Plank of rosewood?

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John Eaton 120/04/2015 17:43:32
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dscn3886.jpgdscn3881.jpgdscn3842.jpgdscn3835.jpgdscn3833.jpgGood afternoon,

I wonder if you could help me identify the type of wood in this plank that I recently acquired from an old cabinet maker's workshop please. He informed me that he had had it lurking at the back of his workshop for decades. It is 82 1/2" in length, between 9 1/8" and 10 1/2" wide, and 2" thick. It weighs 20kg.

Any help would be much appreciated. Thank you.

Big Al20/04/2015 19:53:24
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Looks like santos rosewood to me


John Eaton 121/04/2015 17:34:42
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dscn3893.jpgdscn3898.jpgdscn3899.jpgOk, thanks very much for your help. I have now sanded down one end of the plank, perhaps that may help with the identification?

Is there someone/somewhere I can get in touch with and maybe send a sample for analysis to find out exactly what it is with 100% certainty?dscn3901.jpg

Julian22/04/2015 11:36:06
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Hi John, You could log into the AWGB Forum and post your picture there. The members are very knowledgeable about things like this. Julian

John Eaton 122/04/2015 13:53:28
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Thanks Julian, I'll do that. J

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