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    Cool Strange wood

    Hi all,

    I was given a small plank from a wood place in Ulmarra.
    I have turn't it into a small jewellery box. Does anyone have any idea what sort of wood it is? Maple? Light brown honey colour, no distinctive odour.
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    Looks somewhat similar to Coachwood.

    What did it smell like when you were working it?
    Cheers

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    Looks like coachwood, but that has a distinct caramel smell. Could be Xylocarpus (mangrove cedar) which is a PNG timber, and is actually neither mangrove nor cedar. Try paring across a bit of end grain. If it's easy, I'd guess MC.
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    Nice looking box, I like how you treated the base. Nice job.

    Corey

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    Sorry, forgot to say what a nice box it is.
    It's a very nice box.
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    Default Coachwood

    I finally got back in touch with the fellow who gave me the wood & it is coachwood. There was a very faint smell when I cut it down but I could not pick it.

    THANKS
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