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Posted on Interesting grain after turning, what is this?

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#1 posted 11-05-2012 08:22 PM

Ripthorn, you may be correct:

Black palm: Black fibers embedded in a lighter tan or light brown colored body. Fibers are more densely packed toward the outside of the tree trunk, becoming more and more sparse toward the center of the tree. The center core of the tree is soft and contains none of the darker vascular bundles that give the wood its characteristic look and hardness. (This is nearly opposite of the typical outer sapwood/inner heartwood combination found in dicot hardwoods.)

The end grain certainly looks like palm


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