I recently built a Moxon vise and used some strange wood for the chops. When I was looking for some wood, I asked a friend if he had any 8/4 stock. He said he had some cherry. I went over, looked at it, thought it was a bit brownish, but not out of the realm of possibility to be cherry. I bought it.
Here is what the wood looks like when planed:
It may be difficult to see in the photo, but the grain has a greenish tint to it.
I am at a loss – I have no idea what kind of wood it is. It’s fairly dense, has a neutral odor, and the grain is highly interlocked. It reminds me a bit of mahogany in how it planes and how it looks, but it’s too brown (with that odd green grain) to be mahogany.
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