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    Types of wood - translation

    I've just been pottering around a garden centre mingling with a bunch of Burmese labourers..I know how to choose my company..and needed to know the type of wood that they were using to build a certain type of sala...

    One of them was mai daeng - ok easy, know that one, but the other was mai sak which I've never heard of. I asked the labourer to spell it for me and he rattled off ไม้ ส้ก. I think he's got it wrong as Google translate offers 'social and wood' when I feed it in.

    Any clue?

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    Quote Originally Posted by somtamslap
    I've just been pottering around a garden centre
    Are you taking the piss?


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    Quote Originally Posted by Bettyboo
    Are you taking the piss?
    I'm actually rather partial to a bit of pottering.

    I quite like 'chores' too.

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    It may be compressed, layered wood or planks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by somtamslap
    I quite like 'chores' too.
    And you have an acting career behind you; wanna play a body double? Immediate vacancy, good rates of pay...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bettyboo
    wanna play a body double? Immediate vacancy, good rates of pay...
    Essentially I'll be getting beaten up, possibly to the point of dismemberment or even mudered with a fucking meat cleaver, so I'm going to be wanting a substancial amount of wonger.





    Quote Originally Posted by BugginOut
    It may be compressed, layered wood or planks.
    I'll stick a pick up in a min - the visual should help.

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    Quote Originally Posted by somtamslap
    I'm actually rather partial to a bit of pottering. I quite like 'chores' too.
    5 letters.
    Starts with a p and ends with nce.

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    mai sak = teakwood

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    Quote Originally Posted by tango
    mai sak = teakwood
    Cheers..



    Quote Originally Posted by withnallstoke
    Starts with a p and ends with nce.
    Pence? Don't use my street name on here withnall, I might have to clip everyone on the forum if they catch wind of my game.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bettyboo
    wanna play a body double? Immediate vacancy, good rates of pay...
    MrSlaps: "Essentially I'll be getting beaten up, possibly to the point of dismemberment or even mudered with a fucking meat cleaver, so I'm going to be wanting a substancial amount of wonger."


    BB: "Sorry, turned out to be an easier part to play than initially thought, so no need for a body double."

    How do I post these pictures???

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    Here's a list for yer Slap ,hope this help ,especially the next time you want to get wood with Mrs Slap .

    List of wood kinds / Thai names:

    Mai sisiet nua =Mimosa (Acacia catechu)
    Mai makha = Black rosewood or Monkey Pod Tree (Afzelia xylocarpa)
    Gaang luang = Persian Silk Tree (Albizia chinensis)
    Mai krabak yai = Korth. (Anisoptera costata)
    Mai saake = Breadfruit (Artocarpus communis)
    Mai kanun = Jackfruit (Artocarpus heterophyllus)
    Mai ngiu = Cotton Tree (Bombax ceiba)
    Mai chayapruek = Laburnum (Cassia fistula)
    Mai ma prao = Coconut (Cocos nucifera)
    Mai daang = Rosewood (Dalbergia parviflora)
    Mai ma klua = Ebony(Diospyros mollis)
    Mai yang = Indian ash (Dipterocarpus)
    Mai yukalip = Eucalyptus (Eucalyptus sp)
    Mai ni krot = Fig Tree (Ficus bengalensis)
    Mai dton bo = Sacred Fig or Bo Tree(Ficus religiosa)
    Mai para = Pará Rubber Tree (Hevea brasiliensis)
    Mai takhien = White Thingan (Hopea odorata)
    Mai tong bung = Tualang (Koompassia excelsa)
    Mai ma muang = Mango (Mangifera caloneura)
    Mai champa = Magnolia(Michelia champaca)
    Mai dton son = Pine (Pinus kesiya, merkusii)
    Mai pradu = New Guinea Rosewood or Narra Wood (Pterocarpus indicus)
    Mai ching chun = Siamese Rosewood (Pterocarpus macrocarpus)
    Mai gong gang = Mangrove (Rhizophora mucronata)
    Mai cham churee -Rain tree (Samanea samana)
    Mai daang = Taengwood 'Balau' (Shorea obtusa)
    Mai rang = Red Lauan (Shorea siamensis)
    Mai gong gang = Mangrove(Sonneratia sp)
    Mai makam = Tamarind (Tamarindus indica)
    Mai sak = Teak (Tectona grandis)
    Mai daeng = Burma Ironwood(Xylia xylocarpa)

    PS... I can't guarantee this is 100% correct but it's close

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    purchase wood

    Is there a place in Rayong, or Pattaya where I can purchase some of these woods.
    whittler

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    walking stick

    Quote Originally Posted by whittler View Post
    Is there a place in Rayong, or Pattaya where I can purchase some of these woods.
    whittler
    I was a little vague, in my post. I want to make about 3 walking sticks. I will need
    a, 2, inch x 2, inch, x 4, foot piece of wood. I don't know how rare these woods.
    but I ould like, a piece of teak, rosewood, black rosewood, or red lauan.

    Thanks,

    whittler

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