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TheTurtleCarpenter

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05-13-2018 04:49 AM

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Make a guess , I’ll add hints till we get a winner. My neighbor is turning this for his Mother in Law for Mother’s Day.

First hint, it’s native to the US

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#1 posted 05-13-2018 06:23 AM

Hard to say but I’ll go with the obligatory alder :)

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#2 posted 05-13-2018 08:00 AM

Sorry Thefridge,
Almost correct its actually Round Spalted Alder !!

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#3 posted 05-13-2018 10:18 AM

I have some Maple from Manitoba that looks a lot like that, not sure if it could be Ambrosia, very spalted anyways.

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#4 posted 05-13-2018 12:42 PM

Spalted cherry.

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#5 posted 05-13-2018 01:13 PM

Spalted pecan.

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#6 posted 05-13-2018 02:41 PM

Spalted Myrtle ??

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#7 posted 05-13-2018 02:54 PM

Spalted poplar.

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#8 posted 05-13-2018 04:48 PM

If I had to name it it would have to be “Dr. S. Robinson”
A native to the US I am pretty sure.

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#9 posted 05-13-2018 05:09 PM

I couldn’t guess the answer either and it was right in my front yard, native tree here in Kentucky and the Central States.

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#10 posted 05-13-2018 05:33 PM

Spalted Walnut.

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#11 posted 05-13-2018 05:45 PM

Obviously spalted….Maybe Holly?

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#12 posted 05-13-2018 07:40 PM

My guess is that it’s pretty dog gone awesome!

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#13 posted 05-13-2018 08:59 PM

Spalted Sweet Gum

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#14 posted 05-13-2018 09:26 PM

Tip; Branches and slender stems were used for making narrow items, like dags or daggers, arrows, and skewers. Basically small items that needed hard wood.

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#15 posted 05-13-2018 09:27 PM

Your partly right


My guess is that it s pretty dog gone awesome!

- BurlyBob


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