Oliver Whales wood?

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geofflove wrote: Tue Mar 23, 2021 6:58 pm It looks very red for oak.
Funny you should mention that, because I initially thought the grain structure looks very mahogany, which would be very strange as mahogany was never a timber of choice in British wall machines !PUZZLED!
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When I first saw it I immediately thought mahogany too, but discounted it as I thought it was unlikely. Maybe not...
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I reckon oak too. I've seen it in various guises over the years pre and post stain. I had some cases made ages ago and no longer own the machines. The cabinet maker said that they were old varieties of oak. Having said that, it might not be. 😉
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Based on that image I think it's very sun bleached mahogany. It looks identical to mahogany long bench widow seating at my parent's house which had been in south facing sunny location for 50 plus years.
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So I sanded a bit today. I’m pretty sure it’s mahogany!
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you'll be able to use your 'rare mahogany case version' price label now! :D
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Does it match the rest of the case?
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if it does I wouldn't be rubbing any more of it down, and lose all that nice age wear and patina
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In terms of whether it’s matches the case I need to look through the pile to check. But yes I think it might match one. In terms of ‘patina’ they all look like they’ve been pulled out of the river (actually they were stored in a damp boat house for 50 years) so the current ‘patina’ doesn’t look too good. Sanding and start again really is the option.
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geofflove wrote:they all look like they’ve been pulled out of the river
That would explain the 'current' patina then Geoff. :lol:
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