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 Post subject: Re: HMV 162 - new purchase - advice please
PostPosted: Sun Mar 01, 2020 4:20 pm 
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Oedipus wrote:
There are different varieties of teak, as there are of mahogany (indeed, I believe the names are often given to timbers that are botanically not related but happen to look similar). Colours can vary, therefore, as can weight, but teak is generally heavier than mahogany, certainly than the mahogany used in the 20th century. The so-called 'Cuban' mahogany used in the 18th century was much heavier.

Burma teak is pale brown in colour, but some teak is quite pink when freshly cut.


Thanks for this. I know very little about different types of wood and I had assumed all teak was much the same :D

Anyway - there are some slight detail difference between the lids of the 2 machines - my teak 162 does have a extra 'lip' of moulding around the bottom of the lid (see photos below) - but I'm sure this doesn't account for the very significant differences in the weight - so it must be the actual wood it is made out of.


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