I've been calling it rosewood... but really I have no idea, only that it
is *very* hard (compared, for example, to a girls hip), a bit interwoven
in the grain (here and there), and the spokeshave chips look like this:
(sorry the image
is a little big...)
I also don't think the blade was as sharp as it could be (I'm new at
this...) or is that chattering (which I don't remember feeling)
Thanks... I looked around and I don't think that's what it is. The
strip is about 7/8" wide if that's any help.
The wood has a very open grain, and the pale ares are, near as I can
determine, pores of much softer wood.
The wood is much darker than what google's showing me of lacewood.
I guess a shaving isn't a very good way to show the wood. Maybe this is
Even that: it probably looks more like what your eyes see if you have
the zoom on the picture set to about 33%. It's dark, it doesn't seem
stripey or dotted if you just look at it... unless you look close. :)
I call it rosewood in polite company--I call it chairwood when I'm alone.
It's not resinous... I think. I mean, it doesn't have an oily feeling...
It's hard enough to be considered hard on tools, though. I could see a
thin white line on the tip of my blade after maybe 1/2 hour of straight
shaving or so.
But no pitch or oil if I'm looking at it right.
Seems not smooth enough? I think it might be harder, too (although,
never having cut padouk...)
It also doesn't have orange colors... more like a walnut. I posted a
second picture a bit upthread...
It's very rigid, not bending very much at all when I torque a ~1/2"
piece between my hands.
if it was padouk it would have been immediately obvious the first time
you touched it with sandpaper.
the orange color is intense. even a small amount of fine sawdust will
stain whatever it touches bright red.
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