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Cordia rosewood

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Cordia rosewood

Postby John Willman » Thu Jan 11, 2018 4:03 pm

I have some cordia rosewood, also known as Gamboge, which I bought for woodwinds. When the rec order joints are left for some time a grey powder develops on the surface and especially on the bore. I am not sure if it is a reaction to the linseed oil used, or quite what it is. Any observations would be welcome. Thanks.
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Re: Cordia rosewood

Postby Randy Roberts » Fri Jan 12, 2018 7:37 pm


If you have access to or know someone with access, try getting a look under a microscope.
You brought back fond memories of a mystery the forum chased back when we were all much younger...

http://www.mimf.com/library/A_failed_at ... -2006.html


http://www.mimf.com/library/What_to_do_ ... -2009.html
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Re: Cordia rosewood

Postby Bob Francis » Fri Jan 12, 2018 8:09 pm

That was an interesting thread.

my favorite Mr. Tweedy quote is :"I know what you mean, but the proof is in the hyphae. "
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Re: Cordia rosewood

Postby John Willman » Sat Jan 13, 2018 6:40 pm

Many thanks for leading me to the threads. I shall have to try ways of dealing with it, although it does take a long time to re-form when removed. It does look crystaline, and fits in with the second 2009 thread. I suppose the real worry is whether it is harmful in some way.
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