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Offline happymecanic

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What wood is this please?
« on: March 07, 2021, 08:14:50 PM »
I had this set of red wood grips on a used 2240 I bought quite a while ago, and never thought about asking the seller what wood they were made from. The grain is very fine and not ''open'', and it's pretty hard too. Anyone has an idea?

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Re: What wood is this please?
« Reply #1 on: March 07, 2021, 09:47:55 PM »
Sorry I can't answer your question, but I just wanted to say I like the red stain on those grips.  Very sharp!
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Re: What wood is this please?
« Reply #2 on: March 08, 2021, 05:45:23 AM »
Thank you Randy, but this is the actual colour of the wood, not a stain. Look at the sanding dust beside the grip, it actually stained the paper sheet on which I put it for the pic! Don't think this wood is from North America.

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Re: What wood is this please?
« Reply #3 on: March 08, 2021, 06:07:20 AM »
Maybe

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pterocarpus_soyauxii

Padauk is a relatively common ‘exotic’ used by makers here in the United States.

Not 100% that’s what you have there, but likely.

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Re: What wood is this please?
« Reply #4 on: March 08, 2021, 06:09:46 AM »
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Re: What wood is this please?
« Reply #5 on: March 08, 2021, 06:50:20 PM »
It is blood wood.

https://www.wood-database.com/bloodwood/

Well I believe Kris nailed it! Looking at the end grain leaves almost no doubts. Thank you very much Miss Lizard :D.

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Re: What wood is this please?
« Reply #6 on: March 08, 2021, 09:06:35 PM »
Your welcome. Satine is commonly used for pen blanks, knife scales, wood turning, marquetry, and inlay.
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G1 Extreme .177
Triple Threat 44R6 pistol .177
Vigilante
Venom .22
Win M14
RWS 34
Urban.22
Daisy 1000, 717, 880
Umarex Fusion .177, Gauntlet .22, CP99(bb), Hammer, Airsaber(arrow slinger)
Ruger 10/22
Wildfire.177
Maxi.177
Disco.22
Prod.22
Gen 2 Mrod .25
Colt PM LE
Auto Air ll .177
S&W M&P 45 .177
P-17, QB78 .22 & .177
Benji Trail NP Pistol .177
D E Pistol .177
Sig Sauer P250.177, MCX.177, X-Five .177, P365(bb)
Kral Puncher Mega Marine .177, NP-03 .22 pistol
Rex P .357
Hatsan 25 pistol .22, 1000x .25, 135 QE .30
Carnivore .357, Hercules .30
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Re: What wood is this please?
« Reply #7 on: March 14, 2021, 09:32:21 PM »
Update:

I finished re-shaping and rough sanding the satine wood grips, this project is looking good! I was already working on a set of american walnut grip set for my 1740, so the blood wood grips just embarked the ride ;D. I already applied 4 coats of Minwax Antique Oil, need to put a few more to really fill that grain.

Blood wood is pretty easy to work for a hard wood, much easier than birch wood :P. It sands and polish very well, it has kind of a ''wax like'' texture. It, however, is THIRSTY, it absorbs oil like a sponge.  I'm sure well sharpened carving knives can do a beautiful job in this wood. The grain of this wood reminds me of maple, just deep red instead.

This is funny, these grips will be the start of a project, I didn't expect that ;D. I just found them in my parts bin, thought that would be nice to re-finish them, and now I wanna build a gun based on them LOL! I'm seeing a stock barrel with custom iron sights, and re-worked valve for shot count, along with some trigger improvement. Could be a nice contender for my 150  8).