Could it be Myrtle Dan
''The production of too many useful things results in too many useless people'' Karl Marx
Hmm...I'm going to go with poplar.
The correct answer is JARRAH, And KindestCutofAll who really did cheat anyway was the only 1 to get it.
So this is what happens i said 3 sets will be won so i'm giving it to KindestCutofAll for his cheat guess, and thatsilverguy 1 because he's funny 2 he spent a bit of time going through and updating. the 3rd set goes to the first other person who had a guess, and PMs me. I'll start a new contest soon. and the next timbers nice, so stay tuned.
Ok PFP_Dad has snapped up the 3rd set which is fitting considering that Jarrah is actually a Eucalyptus. So congrats to all the winners, And hopefully the next contest will be up soon.
Workin' on my 366 day (Leap Year) set of Straight Razors! (It's bloodletting with style!)
Its really great to see that ppl are actually researching and learning about timbers on this thread, makes it all worth while, And your welcome Jim, hope you like them as much in person.
1-YOU ONLY GET 1 GUESS PER CONTEST (so when some1 wins u can enter the next 1)
2-YOU MUST PAY THE POSTAGE (it will be whatever it costs to send, i will pack them 4 free)
3-YOU MUST BE SPECIFIC WITH THE NAME ( eg. silver birch not just birch. If you answered birch, I will say its incorrect, even though it is silver BIRCH)
4-ANYBODY ANYWHERE CAN ENTER( however you will need to check your countrys import laws)
5-IF YOU WIN 3 CONTESTS YOU MIGHT GET BANNED 4 A WHILE, LOL(just in case we get a wood expert winning them all, i want to share them around)
6-DUE TO TIME RESTRAINTS I WONT BE ABLE TO CUSTOM MAKE ALL THE SCALES I GIVE AWAY(However some exceptions will be made)I WILL HOWEVER SUPPLY WHAT I CALL ROUGH CUTS TO ANY SHAPE YOU WANT (so you will still be able to do any shaping with sand paper)
* ALSO I CANNOT EDIT THE FIRST POST SO GO TO LAST PAGE AND BACKTRACK TO LAST CONTEST, (I will update where possible)
REST OF WORLD-AU$6.00
CONTEST #1 WINNER trick420 (BLACKHEART SASSAFRAS)
CONTEST #2 WINNER paco664 (TASMANIAN BLACKWOOD)
INBETWEEN CONTEST WINNER CanisiusHistGrad (TASMANIAN BLACKWOOD)
CONTEST #3 WINNERS CanisiusHistGrad, Bamabubba (TASMANIAN OAK)
CONTEST #4 WINNER BenjamanBarker (IRONWOOD)
CONTEST #5 WINNERS KindestCutofAll, thatsilverguy, PFP_Dad (JARRAH)
CONTEST #6 *CURRENT*
Ok Contest #6 First 3 people to correctly guess the timber in question will get a FREE set of scale blanks in that timber. This will run a bit longer as i'm not going to give right or wrong answers just hints, it will only end when 3 have guessed it correctly Good luck all. As its very hard to id these timbers by photos, it more a guessing game that anybody can win. NOTE THIS SCALE IS RAW TIMBER, NO FINISH.
TIMBER IN QUESTION
Last edited by newtobengall; 03-27-2012 at 08:46 PM.
I'm envisioning that with some sealer, not stain, and thinking the grain on that piece could show some depth. No guess yet.
I'll go first - Australian Desert Rosewood!
Looks like the grain on my model 70, which is American walnut.
UPDATE. I just sent off some scales to the USA, and used the new letter way that the post office suggested as a cheaper alternative (this has been a struggle from the start, I had to talk him into it) It cost me about $3 yes i was very supprised, now when i have confirmation that they have arrived without dramas i will be changing the prices as i'm not doing this to make a profit, keeping in mind that i do need to include paypals 50c and the packaging (because this thread has cost me more than ive received in postage costs) if all goes well the new cost for the USA will hopefully be about $5.50-$6.00, the UK seems to be a little more. I'm slowly getting it down pat so it will make it much cheaper for you all, sorry for the confusion and thanks for your patience on this matter.