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Vaughn13/08/2009 10:37:43
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hi all
 
i made this bowl from wood used as heavy duty crates. they came to south africa, but i don''t know the origin.
 
the wood is very hard and heavy, it planes well but sands with difficulty. the lighter color wood is softer. the black lines are spalting, and i think stains that pnentrated the wood. the grain is quite wild, and the wood is quite red at first.
 
any ideas?
Oddjob13/08/2009 16:14:39
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Vaughn
 
I haven' a clue what wood it may be but I like it!  The wild grain you mention is probably the reason it has been used for crates.  You have found a much better use.
 
Richard 
Ralph Harvey13/08/2009 22:51:37
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Vaughn
 
There are a few timbers that spring to mind from the grain pattern but none that would be used for packing creats ?
 
It looks great though
 
Ralph
Alan T.14/08/2009 09:00:36
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Hello Vaughn,
                        Recycling at it's best.  Well done.    Alan  T.
George Arnold14/08/2009 20:08:13
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Vaughn
Zebrano springs to mind, It is surprising what is used  for packing crates in other countries in Australia they use a lot of jarrah for cable drums and packing crates, what we look on as special woods they are every day timbers to them
 
 George
Ron Davis14/08/2009 20:37:36
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Whatever it is, is there enough to share!
 
Ron
Vaughn14/08/2009 22:05:09
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hi all
 
thanks for the kind comments.
a mate of mine says its iroko?
Ralph Harvey15/08/2009 02:34:08
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Vaughn
 
The light wood could be Iroko, but i have not seen that rich red in Iroko before, nice if it is though,
 
I have seen Pecan similar to that before and it may be used for packing creats where you are ?
 
Ralph

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