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Large plank of rosewood.....but what type?
« on: April 22, 2015, 02:40:18 PM »
Can anyone help identify the type of rosewood (?) 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.
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Re: Large plank of rosewood.....but what type?
« Reply #1 on: April 22, 2015, 02:53:39 PM »
No idea but it is a beautiful bit of wood.
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Re: Large plank of rosewood.....but what type?
« Reply #2 on: April 22, 2015, 03:56:43 PM »
That's a beauty, I think it is Honduras Rosewood. A nice find.

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Re: Large plank of rosewood.....but what type?
« Reply #3 on: April 22, 2015, 04:29:06 PM »
Looks kind of Cocobolo like, but the Rosewood family is pretty huge. Either way, save it for something special, and when you use it, protect yourself because Rosewoods are known to trigger allergies, even if you don't have any!!

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Re: Large plank of rosewood.....but what type?
« Reply #4 on: April 22, 2015, 04:31:38 PM »
Can I suggest that you check out the wood-database... http://www.wood-database.com/ and a word of advise...it's always worth adding a picture of freshly cut end-grain. Much of the science of timber identification lies in the nature of the end grain!
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Re: Large plank of rosewood.....but what type?
« Reply #5 on: April 22, 2015, 04:38:06 PM »
I've sen bubinga that looks like that as well with the stark contrast between sap wood and heart wood. Whatever it is it's a beautiful wood.

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Re: Large plank of rosewood.....but what type?
« Reply #6 on: April 22, 2015, 04:59:07 PM »
20kg for 0.93ft3 is awfully light only equating to roughly 47lbft3 and if it is a rosewood then the only two that get close are brazilian or yucatan. most rosewoods are close to the weight of water at 62.4lbft3

more likely is that it is one of the padauk family lots of woods in it are referred to as rosewoods which can look very similar in grain and colour but are lighter in weight.



please clean up the endgrain and i'll see if i can help.
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Re: Large plank of rosewood.....but what type?
« Reply #7 on: April 22, 2015, 08:34:24 PM »
I'm not a great user of tropical woods but I have been turning small pieces from Bubinga lately, and this look much like that, so I'll side with Pete.
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Re: Large plank of rosewood.....but what type?
« Reply #8 on: April 23, 2015, 10:34:20 AM »

Not very Helpful but looking at the 3rd photo I thought it might be Dog Wood what was the Bark! like  ;D ;D LOL

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Re: Large plank of rosewood.....but what type?
« Reply #9 on: April 23, 2015, 01:57:37 PM »

Not very Helpful but looking at the 3rd photo I thought it might be Dog Wood what was the Bark! like  ;D ;D LOL

                                            Sorry Regards John 


I'm with you on that, John.  Then maybe we're barking up the wrong tree ...

It's a very nice piece of timber ..   :'( ..

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Re: Large plank of rosewood.....but what type?
« Reply #10 on: April 23, 2015, 05:41:34 PM »
You lot is barking mad, thats what you lot is.  :)
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The internal diameter should never exceed the external width.
Nor the internal depth, the external height.
Does that make me an expert now ?

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Re: Large plank of rosewood.....but what type?
« Reply #11 on: April 25, 2015, 10:48:43 AM »
definately tree wood of some sort,looks like a really lovely plank of wood.
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