Not sure what kind of wood this is for bowls.

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Project by Ken90712 posted 11-11-2018 09:04 PM 1283 views 0 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I cut down a falling dead tree yesterday on our property. I’ve only been turning for less than 2 yrs. I’m terrible figuring out what wood is with the bark on. I’m normally good once I see it. However this one has me stumped. At first thought walnut when cutting with chainsaw. I Know it’s not that. It turned pretty good of course it is green, making it easy. Just trying to figure out if I should rough out a bunch of bowls.

Any help from Ya’ll would be much appricated

Happy Veteran’s Day to all that served.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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woodshaver Tony C

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#1 posted 11-11-2018 09:12 PM

I’m not sure about the wood but that is one nice tractor and chain saw. I would ask a Tennessee native about the wood type Ken.

-- St Augustine FL, Experience is the sum of our mistakes!

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#2 posted 11-11-2018 10:15 PM

It almost looks like elm. Any leaves???

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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Jim Jakosh

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#3 posted 11-11-2018 10:30 PM

Nice natural edge bowl, Ken.
It looks like some apple wood I just brought into the barn! the bowl has the color of osage orange but it does not have OO bark.

cheers, Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#4 posted 11-11-2018 10:37 PM

Is it honey locus?

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#5 posted 11-11-2018 11:21 PM

LOL the stump has you stumped! I get it! Doesn’t look like anything that grows around here, what grows out there? Narrow down your possibilities through the process of elimination, while you rough out more. The wood was free so make the most of it – even if just for practice turnings. Thanks for posting, and keep us posted on your quest to identify it.

-- Leafherder

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#6 posted 11-12-2018 01:02 AM

K’90712, Just call it a BMW... Bowl Maker’s Wood…

-- If your first cut is too short... Take the second cut from the longer end... LBD

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#7 posted 11-12-2018 01:29 AM

If you can find even one leaf, you can probably find it on the web.

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#8 posted 11-12-2018 01:52 AM

It is without ANY DOUBT at all—RESCUED FIREWOOD!

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#9 posted 11-12-2018 04:28 AM


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