Sorry for butting in without lurking a bit first but was wondering if
anybody could help me find out about a couple of planks I have.
I have been told that it is eather cuban mahogany or (excuse spelling
please) Seclie ( some type of tree from the same family, sorry brains gone)
could anybody tell me anything about eather wood which would help identify
Sorry I cant be more helpfull and ,once again sorry for butting in .
Post pictures on alt.binaries.pictures.woodworking - it's kinda hard to
identify wood without seeing it.
Doug Miller (alphageek at milmac dot com)
Nobody ever left footprints in the sands of time by sitting on his butt.
And who wants to leave buttprints in the sands of time?
in article yTrae.2003$ firstname.lastname@example.org, Doug Miller at
email@example.com wrote on 23/4/05 1:15 pm:
Sorry I can't do that (at the moment) as my camera has gone u/s.
If it helps the wood had lots of little white flecks inbedded in the grain,
like very fine sand. This goes through the wood and appears on each cut
What i realy need to know is whether I need to move the diesel engine that
is sitting on it off !
Find a copy of Hoadley's "Identifying Wood"
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It's too American a book to be perfect for identifying European species,
but it's very well written, has a good section on how to go about
identifying timber, and covers enough of the tropicals that it ought to
sort you out.
It's worth buying, if you can't find it in a library. His other famous
book, "Understanding Wood" is even better.
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