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Wood ID (just for fun)

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Wood ID (just for fun)

Postby Tusses » 07 Jan 2017, 19:12

just moving stuff about to do another job ..

I found one of the 1st pieces I cut when I built my CNC
It was just an experiment ..

can you tell what wood it is ?

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Re: Wood ID (just for fun)

Postby Andyp » 07 Jan 2017, 20:50

Soft wood
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Re: Wood ID (just for fun)

Postby Tusses » 07 Jan 2017, 22:01

I'll let it run for a bit and then say :D
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Re: Wood ID (just for fun)

Postby Tusses » 07 Jan 2017, 23:08

I'll at least say i used a dark stain ..... :eusa-think:
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Re: Wood ID (just for fun)

Postby RogerS » 07 Jan 2017, 23:11

Driftwood :lol:
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Re: Wood ID (just for fun)

Postby Phil » 08 Jan 2017, 05:55

Looks like some SA Pine with those wide growth rings.
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Re: Wood ID (just for fun)

Postby Andyp » 08 Jan 2017, 09:07

I thought it was stained and I agree with a pine of some sort. But I guess that would be too easy.
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Re: Wood ID (just for fun)

Postby Pinch » 08 Jan 2017, 10:17

Looking through my old samples, it looks like 'kingwood' or 'tulipwood'? 8-)
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Re: Wood ID (just for fun)

Postby Tusses » 08 Jan 2017, 12:01

heehee !! Well, I'm having fun .. but feel bad at the same time :lol:

so, I'll just say .. it was also my 1st attempt at using one of those rubber rocker grain comb thingies

It's MDF ..
I did say it was an experiment ! :oops:

this sort of thing ...

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Re: Wood ID (just for fun)

Postby Rod » 08 Jan 2017, 12:47

My - that's a throw back - my Father used to grain all our woodwork back in the day.
He covered all the panelled doors with hardboard then grained them. Used feathers too.
I think Barry Bucknell started the trend?

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Re: Wood ID (just for fun)

Postby Tusses » 08 Jan 2017, 13:03

Rod wrote:My - that's a throw back - my Father used to grain all our woodwork back in the day.
He covered all the panelled doors with hardboard then grained them. Used feathers too.
I think Barry Bucknell started the trend?

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I guess it must be 40 yrs ago when my Grandad used to grain everything !
So I've always had it in my mind to have a go.
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Re: Wood ID (just for fun)

Postby Malc2098 » 08 Jan 2017, 13:04

Barry Bucknell!! That's a blast from the past! He's got a lot to answer for!

I used to work in a little retail timber yard in the 60s; no power, the only lighting was from Tilly lamps.

Anyway, BB had persuaded many people to panel their doors with hardboard, and they'd come in with their door sizes. We'd have stock sizes, 6'6" x 2'6", 6'8" x2'8", 6' x 2', etc, and they'd want the panel cut to size, meaning I'd have to sometimes take off just a few mms off that stock size. No power; all by hand.

Some people even came in with all four dimensions of the face of the door!

The only saving grace was the hardboard was Royalboard. I seem to recall it was the best available but can't find it these days. I used to unload 20 tons by hand every Monday morning, which, BTW, was not just for BB converts; the company supplied wholesale to DIY shops all over London.
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Re: Wood ID (just for fun)

Postby Tusses » 08 Jan 2017, 13:07

just googled "Barry Bucknell"

cool ! .. I'll have to watch some old footage on youtube
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Re: Wood ID (just for fun)

Postby Tusses » 08 Jan 2017, 13:11

Malc2098 wrote:The only saving grace was the hardboard was Royalboard.

I seem to recall it was the best available


Malc2098 wrote: but can't find it these days.


those two comments just about sum up what I think of all (readily) available (and affordable) wood products these days :twisted:
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Re: Wood ID (just for fun)

Postby Rod » 08 Jan 2017, 13:38

The best thing about BB's "modernisation" was that it was generally reversible - pull off the hardboard and the "protected" panelled door was revealed.

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Re: Wood ID (just for fun)

Postby Commander » 11 Jan 2017, 13:43

That's actually quite impressive! :text-bravo:
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Re: Wood ID (just for fun)

Postby Tusses » 11 Jan 2017, 16:39

this was years ago, and I had literaly just finished building my CNC .. and was looking to try all sorts on it.
but it can easily go wrong, so I used MDF rather than proper wood, but still wanted an idea of what it would look like.
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