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Thread: Would anyone know the wood group setting for sapele on a Lingo-scanner

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    Would anyone know the wood group setting for sapele on a Lingo-scanner

    The chart that comes with the scanner doesn't list sapele. Would anyone know where the mmeter should be set?

    Cliff
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    it is in the mahogany family. what does that meter measure?
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    I donít know that meter but you might check with the maker. I use a Wagner pinless meter and they have an online database with numbers for thousands of species, far more than would fit in the list supplied with the meter.

    If your meter is pinless and bases the reading on the specific gravity of the wood you might also find a similar species in the list you have and use that setting.

    Quote Originally Posted by Cliff Polubinsky View Post
    The chart that comes with the scanner doesn't list sapele. Would anyone know where the mmeter should be set?
    Cliff

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    I have a Ligno Scanner SD. The species setting is the specific gravity of the wood, times 100. The great google reports that the specific gravity of sapele is .62, so the setting you key in is 62.

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    Jamie,

    That's really helpful to know. Thanks a lot.

    Cliff
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    In my experience Sapele, like most other woods varies in density even within a single sample. So if the setting has a big effect on the results I'd suspect the results.

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    I finally sent an email to Lignomat. Got a reply in about 15 minutes.

    mini-Ligno setting is #2
    Ligno-scanner setting is #66.

    Cliff
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    Always going to the source first is a good idea. Ligno is a great company.

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