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    Default What is this wood?

    I bought some wood in an estate sale, a slab of this beautiful deep red ( tinging orange ) heavy, hard & dense wood that I called bloodwood for lack of a better term. The widow did not know what it was ( her husband was hobbyist wood turner ).

    It works nicely, albeit it atomizes, not chips. Glues well. When finished it is very rich in appearance, with a tight rosewood-sort of grain.

    I need to buy more of this stuff. Edensaw has bloodwood, but it is grainer and significantly more orange.

    Here's a pic of one of my boxes that I made with it. Can anybody identify the wood for me? And, if so, a source? Thanks-

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    Gerard>
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    Default What is this wood?

    Looks like Padauk to me. Edensaw should have it. So should Crosscut Hardwoods and Compton Lumber should too.
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    Default Re: What is this wood?

    Nice Box!

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    Default Re: What is this wood?

    Padauk is my first guess also. If you find a way to keep it from turning brown, you will be unique.

    Jeff

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