Was playing on the lathe and turned this. What kind of wood is it? Not from a tree.

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Project by paplou posted 05-23-2011 07:00 PM 1749 views 0 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Since you LJ,s like guessing games tell me what this wood is from and its not a tree. I know a lot of you will know.
Did not know what it would turn out like but tried it anyways. I’m going back for more.


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#1 posted 05-23-2011 07:02 PM

not stain just sanded with bees wax.


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#2 posted 05-23-2011 07:40 PM

Bamboo? Well, I guess that’s a tree. Hmm….

-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog

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#3 posted 05-23-2011 07:42 PM

I’m thinking it’s sugar cane, but i really have nothing to base that on.

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#4 posted 05-23-2011 07:47 PM


-- -Sam - Tampa, FL- "A man who carries a cat by the tail learns somthing he can in no other way" -Mark Twain

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#5 posted 05-23-2011 07:51 PM

Wisteria maybe?

-- Mike P., Arkansas,

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#6 posted 05-23-2011 08:01 PM

Antler perhaps?

-- Randy "You are judged as much by the questions you ask as the answers you give..."

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#7 posted 05-23-2011 08:16 PM

Yucca Cactus is my guess.

-- Randy, Tupelo, MS ~ A man who honors his wife will have children who honor their father.

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#8 posted 05-23-2011 08:27 PM

grape vine

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#9 posted 05-23-2011 08:34 PM

I second the Yucca.

-- Ian, Tennessee

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#10 posted 05-23-2011 09:43 PM

Give john339 the bottle of wine. He was right it is a grape vine. I’m going to make some wine bottle stoppers out of it. I found some 4 to 5 inches thick but by the time i get them turn it will only be 3 inches.


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#11 posted 05-24-2011 11:12 AM

I’d have gone with Randy about the antler. I hadn’t ever seen grape vine with such a nice grain, all those which I put my hands on were splintery, irregular, and full of crevices. Pretty amazing what you got here.

-- Thomas - Pondering the inclusion of woodworking into physics and chemistry classes...

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#13 posted 05-25-2011 03:43 AM

I turn grape vine all the time and my guess was deer antler! hahaha! Watch out for dirt and rocks, your tools will get dull real fast. There’s a never ending supply of grape vines here in wine country California!!!

-- I didn't go to college, I was too busy learning stuff - Ted Nugent

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#14 posted 07-08-2011 02:15 PM

Well how ‘bout that ! Ya learn something everyday Is that a domesticated or wild grape vine. I have some grand daddy wild grape vines growing in my woods 3 to 4 ” diameter and really long ! interesting look to that turned example !
Thanks for the post !

-- The pig caught under the fence is always the one doing all the squealing !

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