Nick, when I first got the wood I attempted to identify it with the guys from Woodcraft and Rockler. No luck. I even went so far as to place a call to the supplier of the granite in Brazil with no results. The pinkish, orange, light tan colors all melded together and the grain pattern seemed so unique that when I saw the photos in the newsletter I was satisfied. After all, beggars can not be choosers... and free wood is too good a deal to pass up. If I had gotten this wood 8 years sooner I could of gotten a local answer with ease. Richard Arno who has written a couple of books on wood identification lived just a few miles away and I often passed a paint store he owned. I was unaware of his talents until I asked at Woodcraft. Mr Arno passed away and I missed the oportunity of a lifetime to learn more about wood from a true pro.
Thank you Keith, PM is sent.
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