What type of wood is this?

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Forum topic by scottycec posted 05-13-2017 04:24 AM 467 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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05-13-2017 04:24 AM

I picked this up at an estate sale because I liked it but i’ve been told that it may be Cocobolo and quite valuable. Another guy said he thought it was possibly Australian Mallee. The bowl doesnt seemed to have been turned but rather gouged and carved before sanding. There are no truly round parts and bumps are both inside and out. 15” tall.

What are your thoughts.

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#1 posted 05-13-2017 05:45 AM

It’s not a wood I have worked so I could only guess but I wouldn’t count on it being valuable unless you can identify the original artist.

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#2 posted 05-13-2017 01:04 PM

My guess is English elm with a slight burl.

-- Ron in Lilburn, Georgia.  Knowing how to use a tool is more important than the tool in and of itself.

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