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DMG gift--Which wood is it?

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Just now, Barb Bliss said:

That's @Zoe favorite wood.  Starts with a b.  Right?

Correct!

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6 minutes ago, Barb Bliss said:

Bubinga!

Nicely done!

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Just now, Konas said:

Nicely done!

It was my next guess after Chechen, but I couldn't retrieve the name from my long term memory.  Which is becoming more common of a problem.  smh

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14 minutes ago, Barb Bliss said:

It was my next guess after Chechen, but I couldn't retrieve the name from my long term memory.  Which is becoming more common of a problem.  smh

Blame Gin.

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1 minute ago, Thomas Browne said:

Yes - no more Gin.. only Mead :)

Never been much of a Mead fan.  Dilly Dilly!

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14 minutes ago, Thomas Browne said:

Hmm.. on second thought, I think it's curly maple.

That's my guess too.

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2 hours ago, Barb Bliss said:

I'm guessing Ziricote.

It's cool whatever it is, but if its Ziricote, then it makes sense why I like it lol.

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My guesses without reading the other two answers for guessing Konos wood is #1 is Rosewood and #2 Benge. Now to read the comments.

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Totally missed those.  Nice trick there, @Konas. Now to guess the next two before reading more. 

#3 Curly Birch

#4 Ziricote

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Ooh, having read the other responses, I'm pleased to see others are thinking the same way. We'll find out if we're wrong or right.

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Number one is a piece of very Curly Maple. I would call it Quilted Maple. Quilting occurs when the curls are so prevalent that they double back over one another and affect the reflected light in even more dynamic ways. Technically, quilting and curl can occur in many woods although it is much more commonly seen in Maple. Quilted versions of Walnut and Bubinga can be amazingly striking.

The second piece is Ziricote with a ton of the yellow sapwood. I love to find pieces like this although having a bit less sapwood in the finished piece would be the goal. The sapwood works best as a slight pendant to the heartwood. It can be a little too yellow and dull when used too much.

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Just now, Barb Bliss said:

BoRo

I thought that may be too easy...I will have to up my game a bit.

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