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    Quote Originally Posted by pantheraba View Post
    Swingdude...I had to blow that up to realize what it is...very nice picture. What wood is that?

    The color makes me think of red cedar...my son and I took some down recently, first one I have ever cut. Smells wonderful and the wood looks nice, too.
    Hey gary that's Mahogany it's a light color when cut but after two days it get's very red. Here is a little pile of it, carvers and artist's clean it up and use it. It was brought to the caribbean to make furniture in the 1600's. There is still lots of it here. This is going to be chipped for my garden. Here is a fine specimen of the tree and some other photos.Click image for larger version. 

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ID:	42070. That piece that my son is on weighs about ten lbs. Heavy wood indeed. Very hard and pest resilient.
    ........................................... Swing.

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    Mahogany is a supreme wood for furniture making. When they ran out of Cuban, Honduras Mahogany became the one commonly used. I have a lot of experience with the Honduran, myself. I'm wondering if what you have in Barbados is the same as Cuban? The photo shows a very rich color and seeming hardness. I would say very desirable wood indeed for woodworking.

    Never used Cuban, and have only seen a small bit of it, but it is regarded as the best. Well documented in the history of furniture making in Great Britain, however. It's all different from Philippine Mahogany or Luan, not a very good material.
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    I got mine when every one finally got outta bed
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    Natalie made this for me. It's says "Daddy, Natalie, Emma". That's me in the middle holding both of their hands. Like many of you, I'm the luckiest man alive.

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    I have a good imagination, I can see it all clearly
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    Bump........


    Happy Father's Day dads!
    Interesting how a limited gene pool and a limited labor force seem to be so closely related.

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    Yeah!

    Dad and sons.
    Winter is coming.

    Jim

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    Yep happy dads day all y'all!

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    A midget pointing a crossbow at me?

    Did he have daddy issues?
    Winter is coming.

    Jim

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