Wood Identity

CDHumiston

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How big is that piece of wood? 10-12 years isn't too terribly long. If the piece of wood is big enough, you could bifurcate it and see what the inside looks like. Might not have oxidized.

Yes - Bifurcate. Gotta work that word of the day in somewhere :D

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I will "Bifurcate" it when my new 17" bandsaw arrives on Friday! 2.25" x 2.25" x 14"
 

52 Ford

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Okay...I'll resaw it into scale size slabs. I should be able to get at least 24 pieces 4.75 x 2.25 x .25 maybe a little less if I want thicker pieces.
What scale are the slabs going to be?

1:1 would probably work out best. :)

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CDHumiston

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Scales – The scales are the part of the knife that creates the handle. Scales are often made of synthetic material or wood. :D:p:cool:

bi·fur·cate

verb
/ˈbīfərˌkāt/
  1. divide into two branches or forks.
    "just below Cairo the river bifurcates"



 

52 Ford

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Do you mean "propensity"?
Call this a lame excuse, but the autocorrect on this phone (Galaxy S20) sucks. It's made me doubt my spelling. It didn't recognize the word propensity and changed it to something else, so I tried perpensity and it didn't correct it.

It also likes to changr words and phrases that make perfect sense and change them to stuff that's really dumb.

Ever seen a "ball pain hammer"? Me neither, but my phone seems to think I'm more likely to mention THAT than a ball pein.


Edit: punctuation

Edit 2: notice that it DIDN'T correct "changr"?
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By appearance alone, almost certainly cocobolo.

How to check,

Sand/ cut it. Is the dust orange/reddish/ darkbrown, and does the dust clump together very easily, sort of like wet sand

Does it smell spicy?

What color are the fresh cut surfaces?

if you wipe it with a papertowel wet with acetone, does it stain the towel?
 

CDHumiston

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By appearance alone, almost certainly cocobolo.

How to check,

Sand/ cut it. Is the dust orange/reddish/ darkbrown, and does the dust clump together very easily, sort of like wet sand

Does it smell spicy?

What color are the fresh cut surfaces?

if you wipe it with a papertowel wet with acetone, does it stain the towel?

So I cut a piece off.

The dust is reddish / dark brown. It does not clump like wet sand.

It does not smell as spicy as I thought it did last time I sanded it.

It does stain a towel when wiped with acetone.

Here is a picture of the fresh cut surface...

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Taz575

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I would have guessed cocobolo or rosewood looking at the first few posts. I got highly sensitized to Cocobolo, so make sure you are wearing a respirator when working it, and like Ben says, cover up and wash off well afterwards. Wood allergies are no joke and shut me down for 5 years!
 
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