|Forum topic by Dustgineer||posted 10-18-2014 05:15 PM||905 views||0 times favorited||7 replies|
10-18-2014 05:15 PM
Hi everyone. We recently had a big storm here in North Texas, so I went out scavenging for some things to turn on my new lathe. I found some elm, oak, pecan and pear, as well as some wood I’m not familiar with. I also may have found a gold mine so to speak, not sure.
I called a local tree service and it so happens the owner throws the trees out on his land instead of taking them to the landfill. I found more pecan, black oak and pear there. Some of it has started to spalt. But the main reason for my post is something he had in his trailer for about a year. He said it is hackberry. It is 15-20” in diameter, fairly round and every piece has magnificent spalting in it. For those more knowledgeable than me, does this wood look like hackberry? It is hard for me to tell without the bark. Does anyone have any experience turning it? There is some pecan mixed in, but most of it (8-10 pcs) are supposed to be hackberry.
-- Jim, Denton, TX