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- Almost at nirvana
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Has anyone considered "Karanj" AKA "Honge"?(Indian Beech-Pongamia Pinnata)
- One of Us (Nirvana)
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Pongamia Pinata AKA Derris Indica is NOT Indian Beech. names have been jugled. You can use teak,Acacia Nilotica ( babul ). Thespesia populenia , Shesham and even Abessia Lebeck. The is a vested interest in promoting Walnut ( junlans Nigra). British era 303 rifles where stocked with teak wood and Harwicka Binata . This was authoritatively informed by a late IFS officer who was an authority on trees and timber. Some guys are fleecing gun enthusiasts with the idea that only WALNUT is the only wood for buttstocks. The cheap and best would be the PROSOPHIS JULIFORA or Mesquite that is used in american woodstocks.