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    I have a new neighbor who did a lot of woodworking in the past but had to give it up because of allergies. He sold his shop equipment and wood stockpile when he moved here, however he kept a few pieces of fancy wood and showed them to me. The first one (First Photo) he had no idea what it was. It is dark and fairly heavy, approx. 8"w x 40" x 1" thick. Any help with the identification is appreciated.

    The other one is marked "Moradillo" and is about the same size. (See the second photo, the front two pieces are marked Moradillo, the taller piece in the back looks like walnut.) Has anyone worked with Moradillo or have any ideas how to use it. He has offered them to me and I am open to ideas. They are almost too beautiful to cut. He also has a gorgeous piece of birds-eye maple. unknown wood .jpg mortadillo wood.jpg
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    The first picture is Wenge, pronounced WHEN-ghay or WHEN-Gii. It is a very hard wood. It’s splintery and very hard to cut. When finished, it is almost black. I use it when I need a black wood for Intarsia. I do not know anything about the other wood.
    Dan in So.Ca.

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    • #3
      If you google "Moradillo" you'll get more information than you'll ever need. It looks like it will work up beautifully.
      Carole

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      • #4
        This site should be on every woodworkers computer. https://www.wood-database.com/ As has been said the first image is Wenge.
        Rolf
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        • #5
          Thanks everyone.

          I did the suggested research and with my allergy problems, I may pass on the Wenge. The Moradillo, also known as Bolivian Rosewood, Morado and Pau Ferro is beautiful. I might give this one a try.

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