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Project by TheDane posted 650 days ago 1214 views 0 times favorited 18 comments Add to Favorites Watch

When we moved into the new old house, the previous owner left me a ‘gift’ of sorts … there was a chunk of a log about 12” in diameter on a shelf in the garage. He was not a woodworker or turner, so I’m guessing it was destined for the fire pit.

I just had to finds out what the grain looked like, so I split it in two, and the photos are half of the result. I finished it with Mahoney’s Walnut Oil and buffed with the Beall System.

The only problem is, I can’t figure out what species it is. I saved a chunk of the bark … anybody have any ideas?

—Gerry

-- Gerry -- "I don't plan to ever really grow up ... I'm just going to learn how to act in public!"





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winters98

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#1 posted 650 days ago

what region/state?

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TheDane

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#2 posted 650 days ago

Northeast Wisconsin (Green Bay area).

—Gerry

-- Gerry -- "I don't plan to ever really grow up ... I'm just going to learn how to act in public!"

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crippledcarpenter

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#3 posted 650 days ago

it looks like black locust

-- haste makes firewood.

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Oliver15

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#4 posted 650 days ago

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2xmahi

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#5 posted 650 days ago

it looks like wood, i think…

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ShaneA

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#6 posted 650 days ago

I vote Elm, but not sure

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TheDane

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#7 posted 650 days ago

Oliver15—Looks like elm to me, too. Thanks for the link!

—Gerry

-- Gerry -- "I don't plan to ever really grow up ... I'm just going to learn how to act in public!"

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John Gray

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#8 posted 650 days ago

It looks like FOG Wood (Found On Ground) sorry I couldn’t resist. Nice bowl tho’................ ;-)

-- Only the Shadow knows....................

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toyguy

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#9 posted 649 days ago

I was also thinking black Locust… but some others here seem to think elm. If it is elm it would have a real bad smell ( urine like) while turning ?

-- Brian, Ontario Canada,

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TheDane

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#10 posted 649 days ago

Brian—It was pretty dry (about 12%) when I turned it, and I don’t recall a smell but I turn with the dust collector and air filter running.

—Gerry

-- Gerry -- "I don't plan to ever really grow up ... I'm just going to learn how to act in public!"

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Mark Davisson

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#11 posted 649 days ago

I’ll place my vote for Honeylocust. The wood and bark look just like some Honeylocust on my property (Indiana), but I have to admit that I’m not real familiar with Black Locust, and the two could be identical in appearance.

Both Black and Honey could be growing in NE Wisc. Elm could also be growing there, but a little less likely than either of the locusts, I think.

-- I'm selfless because it feels so good!

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Arookar

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#12 posted 649 days ago

Black locust will glow in a blacklight….

-- The only gift is a portion of thyself. -Ralph Waldo Emerson, writer and philosopher (1803-1882)

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TheDane

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#13 posted 649 days ago

Took it to our woodturner’s club meeting this morning … our resident expert says it is sugar maple.

—Gerry

-- Gerry -- "I don't plan to ever really grow up ... I'm just going to learn how to act in public!"

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Grumpymike

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#14 posted 649 days ago

Looks alot like some Hickory that I’ve been working with, (Yeah your right, I do dance to a diferent drum)
Hard to tell from the photo.
Spalted Sugar Maple?? Hmmmm.

-- Grumpy old guy, and lookin' good Doin' it. ... Surprise Az.

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kski60

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#15 posted 649 days ago

I thought it looked a bit like ash…....

-- "Today is more like now than it ever was before." -Yogi Berra

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