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239 days ago

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My girlfriend who is a sculpting teacher at a local university found this outside the school studio. It may belong to a student, but she hasn’t figured out who yet. If no one claims it, she’ll probably bring it to me. Any Idea what it might be? it is bright yellow with some reddish color toward the center. Being that it is just a chunk of log, I would guess it grew around here in PA.

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#1 posted 239 days ago

I would guess osage orange or mulberry.

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#2 posted 239 days ago

Thanks Scott. From the description, I would guess it is osage orange. That is a good website, I don’t know why I never saw it before

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#3 posted 239 days ago

Reminds me of Mulberry

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#4 posted 239 days ago

Either way it’s a very neat color.

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#5 posted 239 days ago

It could be locust.

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#6 posted 239 days ago

I’m stumped.

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#7 posted 239 days ago

It’s not Ikea wood.

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#8 posted 239 days ago

My first thought was Locust

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#9 posted 238 days ago

Black locust only has one or two sapwood rings. That is what I see in your pic. The color and the very narrow sapwood band would indicate black locust. If balck locust, all the pores will be totally occluded with tyloses, mulberry will have some open pores if viewed with a hand lens.

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#10 posted 238 days ago

And if its locust it will be hard. Sharpen your tools!

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#11 posted 238 days ago

Maybe honey locust, with that reddish color in the middle

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