I know little to nothing about woodworking in general and specifically species of wood. I ordered a sample pack of domestic and exotic veneers from a company but none were identified. So, using my ability to work a camera like the best trained monkey can, I photographed the pieces in a wide-angle and close-up manner. The results are below. Unless noted, they are as-purchased examples with no work done.
I didn't realize that what felt "smooth" to me was, upon closer examination, often very un-smooth due to the grain of the wood and, thusly, the reason for grain filler.
I'm going to try to identify these, but if you recgnize any of these feel free to shoot me an e-mail with the image number and what you believe it to be and I will update as I'm able. There's a mess of very sharp people prowling the Interwebs (that's you folks) so this should be fun.