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John Kinch15/09/2011 18:21:16
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I have a few lengths of this timber but am not sure what it is. It's very hard and is difficult to machine without lumps spitting out on the planer. It looks very wavy but is flat. It's almost like 3D on the surface.





Some of the shots are after applying varnish as a test.
 
I think it might be a Maple, any ideas?
 
John K.
Big Al15/09/2011 18:45:03
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It's definitely maple, no doubt about it. Looks gorgeous.
 
Al
BillW15/09/2011 19:11:30
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A good reference for wood Here
 
Also have a look at these.
 
Add my gorgeous as well.
 
Bill.
Andrew15/09/2011 19:13:59
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its maple (tiger maple) for its wavy appearance.
 
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Ron Davis15/09/2011 19:34:25
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Alsoknown as 'fiddleback' as this is highly prizedby violin makers
 
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fatboy15/09/2011 23:43:55
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yeah definitely maple, that is some beautiful rippling, what are your plans for it?
John Kinch16/09/2011 10:56:11
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thanks for your confimation folks, I'm not decided yet what to make with it but all suggestions are welcome, thanks
 
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BillW16/09/2011 16:57:40
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A bit hard to tell the size from the photo's John but it would make a very nice trinket box.
Remember the "box fit for a future King and Queen" something on those lines.
 
Bill.
John Kinch16/09/2011 18:27:28
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Size will not be much of a problem Bill, I have 6 lengths 10ft long some are 8" wide and some 10" wide all 1" thick. Somehow they got delivered with other wood I ordered and they refused to have them back,shame.
John K.
Ron Davis16/09/2011 19:36:48
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They would ;ookgreat on acoffee table or a dressing table, whatever, they want showing off!
 
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Simon Reeves16/09/2011 19:45:08
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Where exactly do I find this woodyard John?????

I think Bill's right - something like the box fit for a king and queen would be exactly the right thing to make.

Simon
BillW16/09/2011 20:09:45
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Simon ! how are you fixed for a bit of midnight raiding .

You lucky so and so John.
 
Bill.
Derek Lane16/09/2011 22:00:21
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Posted by BillW on 16/09/2011 20:09:45:
Simon ! how are you fixed for a bit of midnight raiding .

You lucky so and so John.
 
Bill.
 
 
John is only across the water from me I'm in
 
I am not jealous at all John lovely wood. Make something special from it don't forget the photo's
John Kinch17/09/2011 17:43:47
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There should be more than enough to make another grandmother clock, that'll be my fourth.
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medims17/09/2011 18:47:17
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Hello John .lovely bits you got there, i see a nice box in them, but its your fantasy that has to do the job.
i think its the best part of the project ,to deside what to do.

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