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Old 09-19-2019, 11:43 AM   #3
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So out of curiosity I called Mayse Woodworking and found out that his band saw came from South America and was used by the Navy before being sold as surplus and shipped to the U.S. I think it's "likely" that your lumber may have originated in South America, which was a producer of "true" mahogany vs. some of the other species with mahogany in the name but which are not true mahogany, like Cuban and Philippine "mahogany". The reddish color of yours suggests that it is true mahogany. That's all just a guess and there may be no way of knowing for sure.

The length of the boards suggest that if they were used propellers it would more likely be for variable pitch props, which use a single blade individually attached to a hub rather than a two-blade propeller with the hub an integral part of the structure.
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