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Forum topic by sbwertz posted 11-02-2010 01:01 AM 906 views 0 times favorited 6 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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11-02-2010 01:01 AM

I picked up this small log from my tree trimmer’s woodpile, so I know it was growing in Phoenix, AZ. At first I thought it was African sumac, but the bark is wrong and so is the grain. I turned a pen from a piece of it to help with ID.

From 2010-09-03
From 2010-09-03

Any help IDing it would be much appreciated.

Sharon

-- Sharon, Phoenix


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#1 posted 12-18-2010 04:48 PM

I have no idea on the wood but that is a nice looking pen.

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#2 posted 12-18-2010 05:08 PM

A local turner told me it is juniper. Glad you like it.

-- Sharon, Phoenix

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#3 posted 12-18-2010 05:13 PM

I was going to say, mesquite. Now that you said it may be Juniper, I will have to withhold judgment. I have a log of juniper sitting out in my driveway that I need to make lumber out of. I will certainly post up pictures and a story of it when I get to cutting it. Thanks for the inspiration.

-- Mel,

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#4 posted 12-18-2010 05:19 PM

Would juniper have a distinctive smell when it is milled?

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#5 posted 12-18-2010 05:32 PM

I use a hood and dust collector, so I really can’t smell the wood as I turn it. But it was “spicy” when I sanded the ends. Since I had never turned juniper, I don’t know what it smells like, but a local turner identified it by its bark, color, and grain.

-- Sharon, Phoenix

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#6 posted 12-18-2010 05:34 PM

It looks a lot different from the other mesquite I have

-- Sharon, Phoenix

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