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This is the best piece of mud cured Osage orange I have every gotten. Great color that turned like a dream. I added a mouthpiece made from Desert Ironwood and a brass ferrule.

I might keep this one since real mud cured Osage is becoming very rare.

-- Tommy, http://www.followingghost.com





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#1 posted 05-19-2015 03:38 AM

Osage Orange has a unique characteristic to it’s grain. The dark/light orange/yellow streaks from the growth rings are quite beautiful and it oxidizes nicely to accent this even more. I have not worked with mud cured Osage, but I have worked with Osage Orange that has absorbed some minerals from contact with the soil that has a reddish tint to it.

Do you know how the wood was found? Was it naturally cured in the mud from falling into it? Any idea of how long it took to get to this state?

-- "They who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night." ~ Edgar Allan Poe

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#2 posted 05-19-2015 01:30 PM



Osage Orange has a unique characteristic to it s grain. The dark/light orange/yellow streaks from the growth rings are quite beautiful and it oxidizes nicely to accent this even more. I have not worked with mud cured Osage, but I have worked with Osage Orange that has absorbed some minerals from contact with the soil that has a reddish tint to it.

Do you know how the wood was found? Was it naturally cured in the mud from falling into it? Any idea of how long it took to get to this state?

- mmh


Thanks for taking a look. This wood was a recovered fence post from one of the states up north but not sure which one. Wherever it is they used Osage posts for fencing and these were put in place somewhere between 75 and 100 years ago. The green color to black is the rarest and people buy it as soon as it hits the market. There is now a man made version using chemicals and pressure pots to turn the wood almost black at it makes some beautiful calls.

None of this is cheap most runs between $5 and $10 an inch.

-- Tommy, http://www.followingghost.com

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