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Ok, got it now! Thanks, guys, for your help! Test is over (for now).

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This is a pet urn I made long time ago with Sycamore. Putting the tablesaw on a 45 deg. and running the board on a 30deg angle across the blade. Slowly raising the blade on every pass.
I've done some turning with it too, very nice wood.
Beautiful box, Cary!

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I'm thinking Red Plam, Sycamore, and the other one looks a like like a piece of Malaysian Blackwood.

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According to the searches I did, Mike, it's Black Palm. And I'm sticking with Bocote for the dark one. The end grain doesn't match Malaysian Blackwood but looks exactly like the end grain shot in the wood database. But we can agree on the Sycamore. Thanks!

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I've used black palm on quite a few projects and all of it I have had was really dark with light streaks.
First pic is Black Plam and second pic is Red palm
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One option is to weigh them and then measure volume as accurately as possible and get the specific gravity. Of course it's best to do that in metric. That won't necessarily tell you what it is but it could eliminate a lot of what it's not.

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I've used black palm on quite a few projects and all of it I have had was really dark with light streaks.
First pic is Black Palm and second pic is Red palm
By golly, I do believe you are correct!! The photo appears slightly redder than it really is and when I looked at samples of Black vs. Red I leaned toward Black. Now that I go back and look at it and compare to your photos I am in agreement that it is indeed Red Palm. Thanks, Mike!!

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Looking at all those great pieces of assorted woods makes me think that if you screw up when using it you'll have nothing but "fire"wood.
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