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BradN

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11-11-2016 07:37 PM

I was playiong on the lathe with a Stopped and I thought I grabbed a blank of Walnut. But when I applied some finish, this grain popped out.

Does anyone know what this is? or is it Walnut and I am losing my mind?

-- Woodworking is the best therapy


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#1 posted 11-11-2016 07:50 PM

Color is walnut, but the grain looks a bit different.

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#2 posted 11-11-2016 08:14 PM

All I know is that it is beautiful.

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#3 posted 11-11-2016 08:19 PM

Looks like Tunlaw to me.

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#4 posted 11-11-2016 08:31 PM

Never heard of Tunlaw and can’t find it on the all knowing Google or the wood-database. Where else can I look?

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#5 posted 11-11-2016 08:45 PM


Looks like Tunlaw to me.

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LOL! Good one.

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#6 posted 11-11-2016 08:49 PM

Took me a minute. Nice

-- I measured once, cut twice, and its still too short...

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#7 posted 11-11-2016 08:50 PM

It’s what walnut turns into when you spin it the wrong way on the lathe.


Never heard of Tunlaw and can t find it on the all knowing Google or the wood-database. Where else can I look?

- BradN


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#8 posted 11-11-2016 09:03 PM

If it ain’t Tunlaw, two other choices may be Zebrawood, or Koa wood??
Both close in color but IDK, just guessing.

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#9 posted 11-11-2016 09:05 PM

Not finding any info on Tunlaw should have been a clue.
Good one.

You think anyone will catch on when I finish the stopper and try to sell it as a rare and exotic wood from Tunlawsia?

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#10 posted 11-11-2016 10:10 PM

I found these Walnut variations, not sure if it is right.
This is English Walnut per the Wood-DataBase

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#11 posted 11-11-2016 10:10 PM

That looks like walnut to me. Every now and then you will find a piece like that with crazy grain. Check out this piece from a top I made.

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#12 posted 11-11-2016 10:16 PM

That looks nice. If that is what grows over in Gaffney I need to stop up and get some of that.

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#13 posted 11-11-2016 10:31 PM

English Walnut is not the same species nor is it equivalent to Black Walnut. The photo in the Wood Database does not look like any Black Walnut I have ever seen and I have seen a lot.

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#14 posted 11-12-2016 12:08 AM



Does anyone know what this is? or is it Walnut and I am losing my mind?


- BradN

It’s Black Walnut…your losing your mind.

-- It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it. Aristotle

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#15 posted 11-12-2016 07:02 PM

As far as identifying the species goes, there a lot of woods, both domestic and exotic, that look similar to that. I think the photo doesn’t provide enough visual information to say for sure.

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