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Woody Menear

Any English Woodcarvers, out there?

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Ladies and Gentlemen:

As the (still) New-Guy - I am likely asking a simple question; but here goes.   Who knows what species of wood was used in the laminated rim on the steering wheel of my 1965 Elan S2?  I have built a fixture that attaches directly to the aluminum spokes and am about to run a dozen, or so of .100" X 1/16" X 60" strips of wood....but which wood?  I noticed that the rims of Elans are light-colored wood.  Could it be Beech?  Any help is much appreciated!  

I've had some luck in matching the original Medici Blue.  Notice the original, (non-sun-faded) paint color, under the lip of the bonnet, with the new spray out, adjacent to it.  I am not in love with the shade of blue, but it is a very original car and that was the color with which it was born. 

Thanks again, to you all!

 

Woody Menear    

Hummelstown   Pennsylvania   USA

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Doubt it is beech. Could be walnut or cherry maybe ash

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So is definitely beech or mahogany

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