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06-10-2017 02:09 AM

Sku label says “assorted.” Was marked either MIM or WIW. It’s orange or yellow and looks for all the world like Osage Orange or Canary. But those do not jibe with the abbreviation. Very light in weight even though the blank was wet. Has a beautiful chatoyance to the grain.

Thanks

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#1 posted 06-10-2017 02:23 AM

Looks like a mahogany.

-- Bill M. "People change, walnut doesn't" by Gene.

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#2 posted 06-10-2017 02:28 AM

Spanish cedar

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#3 posted 06-10-2017 02:30 AM

Wait…..maybe it’s MIMosa.

-- Bill M. "People change, walnut doesn't" by Gene.

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#4 posted 06-10-2017 02:37 AM



Wait…..maybe it s MIMosa.

- firefighterontheside

Is that a thing? Not the coctail?

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#5 posted 06-10-2017 02:39 AM

Yes, I have mimosa trees on my place.

-- Bill M. "People change, walnut doesn't" by Gene.

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#6 posted 06-10-2017 02:42 AM

Here’s my friends Andy’s mimosa box.
http://lumberjocks.com/projects/89982

-- Bill M. "People change, walnut doesn't" by Gene.

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#7 posted 06-10-2017 02:44 AM

Bill I think we have a winner!

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#8 posted 06-10-2017 02:48 AM

It looks like bowl wood ….. !

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#9 posted 06-10-2017 02:49 AM

Sweet! Now you can drink a mimosa while thinking about turning mimosa.

-- Bill M. "People change, walnut doesn't" by Gene.

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#10 posted 06-10-2017 03:13 AM

Miranti (also known as Philippine Mahogany) would be my guess. I have never worked any mimosa so I cannot compare the 2

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#11 posted 06-10-2017 03:25 AM

It looks like monkey pod to me. The wood
is quite light. Money pod turned bowls
were a thing in the 1960s and 70s.

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#12 posted 06-10-2017 05:22 AM



Wait…..maybe it s MIMosa.

- firefighterontheside

Score. I’ve never even heard of Mimosa but it’s a dead ringer just looking at pics.

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#13 posted 06-10-2017 10:33 AM

The grain looks like sycamore. Not Osage Orange- this is Osage orange: http://lumberjocks.com/projects/313674

Here is Mimosa: http://www.wood-database.com/mimosa/

cheers, Jim

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#14 posted 06-10-2017 11:45 AM

How did it smell when you turned it? Asking because I had a Mimosa tree in my yard at one of my prior homes and man did it smell great when it bloomed in the summer.

-- mrg

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#15 posted 06-10-2017 02:58 PM

My first thought was sycamore. Mimosa or Persian silk tree is a very fast growing tree 5’-6’ a year is normal. The rings on your picture are too tight for Mimosa.

-- earthartandfoods.com

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