|Forum topic by Thuzmund||posted 02-06-2014 05:41 AM||1597 views||0 times favorited||12 replies|
02-06-2014 05:41 AM
I snagged this log from a landscaper friend of mine. I cracked it open, and boy—I swear it smells like a horse stable (Manure hahaha). I guess you could call it “earthy” if you like. Otherwise, the wood has remarkably straight grain, and what I think it a beautiful contrast between light and dark. The bark is flaky and
I have been trying to turn it, so I’ve included that pic if it helps. It’s green wood of course, but I did find it to be very “stringy” compared to the Sugar Maple I often turn. You might call it “hairy,” with fibers flapping about as I worked. Granted, a lot of green wood does this, but I just felt this wood did it a bit more, with longer, more resilient hairs/fibers.
Have you ever cracked open a log and caught a whiff of a farm? I’d love it if someone could help me identify this wood! Thanks very much in advance.
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