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11-05-2013 03:04 PM

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Gentleman showed me this and said is has no finish on it. Said he has several logs from this.

Just looking for ideas.

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#1 posted 11-05-2013 03:05 PM

Sorry they’re sideways

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#2 posted 11-05-2013 03:16 PM

looks kind of like Osage orange, also known as hedge apple and bodark.

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#3 posted 11-05-2013 04:11 PM

Osage Orange would be my first guess also.

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#4 posted 11-05-2013 04:21 PM

Mulberry for sure. Will send a picture of bowel using mulberry when I return home in a few days.

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#5 posted 11-05-2013 04:44 PM

Osage Orange, is my guess but I’m not familiar w/ Mulberry.

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#6 posted 11-05-2013 07:33 PM

I too thought Osage Orange… also unfamiliar with mulberry wood…

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#7 posted 11-05-2013 08:08 PM

Monte, this is Staghorn Sumac. Yours looks pretty much the same. I have a few of these left from a project.

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#8 posted 11-05-2013 10:05 PM

Don’t know what the wood is but I’d slice it up and use for boxes and frames and cutting/serving boards.

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#9 posted 11-07-2013 09:22 PM

Is it really dense?? It looks like Osage Orange family to me as well. I’m not a “wood connoisseur, but, that’s my guess.

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#10 posted 11-07-2013 10:59 PM

The sumac is a very good guess. Isn’t a fairly soft wood though?

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#11 posted 11-07-2013 11:07 PM

It looks like the smoke bush I turned into a file handle. Here’s a picture I found online:

http://www.woodworkingtalk.com/f26/smoke-tree-5108/

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#12 posted 11-07-2013 11:13 PM

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This is a mulberry bowel I am working on. I think the sumac is a better guess; as I have seen those colors on sumac before.

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#13 posted 11-07-2013 11:37 PM

Whatever it is it sure is purty!

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#14 posted 11-10-2013 01:28 PM

Looks a bit like redbud.

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#15 posted 11-10-2013 02:25 PM

Could very well be one of the sumac family. I have some pieces of Staghorn Sumac that is of that color and lots of grain. If the vessel is light weigh and the wood feels fairly soft, I would change my vote from osage orange to sumac. You didn’t say the size of the piece, but I would bet it is not too large. Pretty hard to find a piece of sumac big enough to make a large piece.

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