What Wood Is That?
Maybe your nose will tell you
Wet a fresh surface with a little water or saliva. Doing this "activates" the wood, even if it's old and dry as a bone. Now take a sniff. If it has an odor, does it smell like any wood you've worked in the shop?
No wood smells as medicinal as sassafras. Maple has a distinctive odor, too. And some people think walnut has a nutty smell.
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