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Author:  Diane Kauffmds [ Sun Jul 21, 2019 3:22 pm ]
Post subject:  Can anyone identify this wood?

I bought several sets of wood, none of which were identified. Can anyone identify this wood? Is it Koa?

Thanks.

I took photos with and without naphtha.

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Author:  ruby@magpage.com [ Sun Jul 21, 2019 3:45 pm ]
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Diane

I think Koa is a good guess because of the look of the grain. The color variation could be walnut.

Ed Minch

Author:  Diane Kauffmds [ Sun Jul 21, 2019 4:20 pm ]
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Thanks Ed.

Author:  Bob Gleason [ Sun Jul 21, 2019 6:37 pm ]
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Can't tell from a photo, but a lot of light colored koa does have that look. It's always a dilemma when you have wood that you can't identify. For some reason, even if it looks great, its almost impossible to use it. Good luck!-Bob

Author:  ruby@magpage.com [ Sun Jul 21, 2019 9:03 pm ]
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Bruce Hoadley's book "Understanding Wood" is a great reference. He shows you how to look at a piece of wood from three angles - end grain, face grain, and edge grain - with a loupe and narrow down what it is. If you had unlimited time you could do that.

Ed

Author:  Diane Kauffmds [ Mon Jul 22, 2019 12:28 am ]
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I appreciate everyone who responded. The wood that I bought was supposed to include a set of bookmatched koa top, back, and sides. I finally located the other matching set.

This is definitely the koa.

Author:  Kevin Sjostrand [ Mon Jul 22, 2019 12:04 pm ]
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Monkey Pod

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