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Offline mike os

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Re: 3-way joint for box frame.
« Reply #25 on: October 16, 2011, 08:45:43 AM »
does the dust smell peppery?

looks like iroko.. but could be one of several... wear dust mask for sanding/machining
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Offline Zephyrin

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Re: 3-way joint for box frame.
« Reply #26 on: November 16, 2011, 02:13:38 PM »
HI
the wood you have is most probably "Ramin" from the tree Gonystylus bancanus from malaysia.
It has characteristics and uses similar to those of beech, but yellowish.  Little breaking and light enough (density 0.7), it has a good resistance to bending. it is very easy to cut tennons and mortices in it, but hard to polish and wax in my own experience, may I add IMHO that a clock frame deserves better.
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Re: 3-way joint for box frame.
« Reply #27 on: November 16, 2011, 02:32:32 PM »
Yes, thanks for the input. I decided not to waste any time on it and have got rid of the wood. I now have Oak on order.

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Offline ncollar

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Re: 3-way joint for box frame.
« Reply #28 on: January 02, 2012, 08:30:42 PM »
OAK, that is just as bad, mahogany or cherry. the contrast with all that brass would look good
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PS Oak will work, use a stain to darken it some. :coffee:

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Re: 3-way joint for box frame.
« Reply #29 on: January 03, 2012, 05:27:36 PM »
The clock is now complete and in my opinion, the case looks superb and I couldn`t have dreamed on anything better!! light oak.  :poke:

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