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Blog entry by OregonBurls posted 686 days ago 1080 reads 0 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I have been passing the piece in my yard for about 3 years and new that it had good figure but it was checked and did not want to put the effort into processing it. Well I did today and was pretty impressed. So without farther a due… can any one guess what kind of wood this is?

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-- Greg, Southern Oregon, www.oregonburls.com What can I say but God Is Good!



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grizzman

6815 posts in 1908 days


#1 posted 686 days ago

well after looking at a few minutes, ill take a stab at maple burl, it sure is one gorgeous piece of wood, maybe it should be the next monthly contest prize…....lol….

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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grizzman

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#2 posted 686 days ago

in looking at it further, i can almost see what looks like birdseye…well ill wait to see what the experts say

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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Spoontaneous

1286 posts in 1935 days


#3 posted 686 days ago

Aw, c’mon now….. you gotta give my not too good eyeballs a bigger picture than that…. or a close up. But even with these eyes…. I can still see a bunch of spoons in there. Pretty.

-- I just got done cutting three boards and all four of them were too short. (true story)

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OregonBurls

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#4 posted 686 days ago

I wish I could have made it large. Maybe there is a way

-- Greg, Southern Oregon, www.oregonburls.com What can I say but God Is Good!

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TZH

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#5 posted 686 days ago

I’ll go with the Grizzman and say it’s birdseye maple. My Dad had a couple pieces of that stuff and this looks very much like it. You have a really nice score on your hands. Thanks for posting.

TZH

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TopamaxSurvivor

14621 posts in 2281 days


#6 posted 686 days ago

I’m maple too.

-- "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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stan3443

194 posts in 880 days


#7 posted 686 days ago

well the entry tags/keywords say maple. so i’m sticken with the crowd maple

-- If your not supposed to have hair on your face......why does it grow their

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Arlin Eastman

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#8 posted 686 days ago

I think it is Red Leaf Maple Burl, which in my opinion is the best wood around besides Redwood burl

-- It is always the right time, to do the right thing.

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WoodenFrog

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#9 posted 686 days ago

I am not very good at this but I am gonna say Mandrone Burl?
But it looks a little light in color for that?

-- Robert B. Sabina, Ohio..... http://www.etsy.com/shop/WoodenfrogWoodenProd

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Pete_Jud

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#10 posted 686 days ago

Western big leaf maple is my guess as well.

-- Life is to short to own an ugly boat.

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Bluepine38

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#11 posted 685 days ago

I will go out on a limb, and say it looks expensive. Looks dark for maple in the one picture, but too light for
walnut, I will just patiently wait until you fess up.

-- As ever, Gus-the 75 yr young apprentice carpenter

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OregonBurls

576 posts in 1753 days


#12 posted 685 days ago

Thanks everyone. all who said maple are right and to be exact Pete has it right. Western Big Maple burl
Yahoo! The discoloration is mainly from it just starting to spalt

-- Greg, Southern Oregon, www.oregonburls.com What can I say but God Is Good!

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TopamaxSurvivor

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#13 posted 685 days ago

Greg, I cheated! I live in Western WA. There are only a few hard woods here, so assuming you are collecting local wood to process, what else could it be? ;-)

-- "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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