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Forum topic by D_Allen posted 769 days ago 853 views 0 times favorited 8 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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D_Allen

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769 days ago

Can anyone tell me if this is salted sassafras?
Thanks.

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lew

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#1 posted 769 days ago

Nice knot!!

Hard to tell from the picture but Sassafras has a distinct order/taste.

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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D_Allen

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#2 posted 769 days ago

Well see…that’s what I get for letting the spell check make suggestions and then not pay attention.

That on the left is my early attempts at the Celtic knot. It came apart twice in the process but turned out OK.
I just need to experiment more with gluing acrylic to wood. It’s apparently very important to rough up the surface of the plastic so the glue sticks better. That is a slice of black with yellow streaks that is glued into the wood at 45 degree cuts on all 4 sides.

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D_Allen

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#3 posted 769 days ago

Well. it doesn’t smell and I’m not tasting it.

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fussy

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#4 posted 769 days ago

LOOKS LIKE SPALTED HOLLY.

STEVE

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WDHLT15

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#5 posted 769 days ago

If it is sassafras, it will have a cinnamon brown heartwood and the pore structure is ring porous.

-- Danny Located in Perry, GA. Forester. Wood-Mizer LT15 Sawmill. Nyle L53 Dehumidification Kiln

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Durnik150

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#6 posted 769 days ago

It looks like a piece of Spalted Tamarind I picked up a couple of months ago. Very similar.

-- Behind the Bark is a lot of Heartwood----Charles, Centennial, CO

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D_Allen

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#7 posted 768 days ago

Well, whatever it is, all of the features were on the outside.
It has very few spalted marks on the lower blank after turning.
I’m going to say that Charles is probably correct in that it is a piece of tamarind, but not the best of the lot!
Maybe the gun metal hardware will make it look better.

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D_Allen

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#8 posted 765 days ago

Pen turned out OK.

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