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Transition

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03-26-2013 06:08 PM

Topic tags/keywords: question id wood species type tree log elm heartwood sapwood gold yellow white

Picked this up in the Los Angeles area. Any guess as to what it is? Golden yellow heartwood, and white sapwood. Heartwood has a lot of nice figure, and many of the pieces are knarled with multiple branchings from a single point. Off the top of my head I was thinking Elm…

-- Andrew, Orange County, CA - www.TransitionTurning.com


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grizzman

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#1 posted 03-26-2013 07:34 PM

well i dont know this one, but it sure is nice looking…what you going to turn it into..get turn it …lol…i know corny…and thanks for the info i needed, im really sorry about the fishing…but someone has to do it…:)

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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#2 posted 03-26-2013 07:35 PM

Looks like Mulberry to me! See my joint-er push stick under projects!

-- spanky46 -- Never enough clamps...Never enough tools...Never enough time.

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ShaneA

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#3 posted 03-26-2013 07:38 PM

I also think mulberry, but I am not positive.

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Hammerthumb

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#4 posted 03-26-2013 07:38 PM

I would also say Mulberry.

-- Paul, Las Vegas

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Transition

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#5 posted 03-26-2013 08:28 PM

I’d say that’s as good a guess as any. Now, would that be red or white… ;-)

Sure has some beautiful figure!

Grizzman – Bowls and pens, and maybe some jewelry for my wife (to keep her quiet about the expanding woodpile!).

-- Andrew, Orange County, CA - www.TransitionTurning.com

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rustfever

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#6 posted 03-26-2013 08:36 PM

definetly fruitless Mulberry

-- Rustfever, Central California

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woodsmithshop

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#7 posted 03-26-2013 09:03 PM

what about Osage Orange? the color of the wood suggests that, also the bark. it is related to Mulberry.

-- Smitty!!!

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spanky46

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#8 posted 03-26-2013 09:13 PM

The old Mulberry tree my brother has bears fruit though, but I’m in Michigan!

-- spanky46 -- Never enough clamps...Never enough tools...Never enough time.

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rustfever

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#9 posted 03-26-2013 09:23 PM

I have both Osage Orange and Fruitless Mulberry lumber in the shop. This looks exactly as my Mulberry looked when milled. My Mulberry tree came from an area about 300 miles north of Los Angles. The Fruitless Mulberry is a very popular, fast growing shade tree in this part of the country. Most people think of it as garbage tree, but it sure is Purty!

-- Rustfever, Central California

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jumbojack

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#10 posted 03-26-2013 09:45 PM

I have two of them (Mulberry) one fruiting and a non fruiting. I have a reaction to my skin whenever I touch it.

-- Made in America, with American made tools....Shopsmith

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Roger

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#11 posted 03-26-2013 11:43 PM

Whatever you make with it, I’m sure it will be a standout.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net

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WDHLT15

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#12 posted 03-27-2013 01:43 AM

Mulberry is dioecious, that is, there are male and female plants. If your mulberry does not fruit, it is a boy!

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

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woodsmithshop

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#13 posted 03-27-2013 02:03 PM

the only Mulberry I have ever seen bears fruit, the purple spots on my truck verifies that. lol

-- Smitty!!!

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Monte Pittman

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#14 posted 03-27-2013 02:11 PM

I’ll guess mulberry. Tell your wife it’s not a “wood pile”. It is wood stock for future projects, of course many of them forhher!

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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