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I was given a foot locker full of many types of wood, but one is particularly unknown to me so does anyone have ideas of the type?


IMG_0729.thumb.jpeg.4bcc4651049f94674b27b36c6ccb771a.jpegThese are .5mm veneer 12" X 18" and there are 10- sheets. The image is approximately 2/3's of a sheet.

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Hi Will,

Lovely grain, very much like the figuring  - my guess is walnut, but not the grade usually found in model ship building. As a veneer there is a beautiful box crying out to be encased in this........ my fingers and creative juices are itching in anticipation, you are one lucky bunny to have this to play with - good luck!  (oh so jealous!)





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If you were in Australia I would have suggested Camphor Laurel. If it is it would have a very distinctive smell.  Try lightly sanding a corner, quite a few woods (including walnut, I believe) have a diagnostic smell when cut.

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