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My shows are done for the season so my rough turning time has started again.

I bought 8 sugar maple half logs off a tree service a few weeks ago right in the middle of a snow storm. I've never seen sugar maple with markings like this, almost like ambrosia maple.

This is the first piece that I mucked around with. It must have been a tree where kids learned how to drive in nails. Ruined two different chainsaw blades. It's in my firewood pile now.

https://drive.google.com/open?id=0Bx...mZJRzh0NEN1UmM

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In the end I did manage to get a few smaller pieces than I anticipated. Out of two 22" wide half logs I got 5 pieces roughly 10" in diameter.

Here's the best one.

(Had to pull a nail out of the side of this one too LOL. )

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It certainly looks like ambrosia fungus to me. I would guess that the ambrosia beetle paid a visit to that tree.

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It certainly looks like ambrosia fungus to me. I would guess that the ambrosia beetle paid a visit to that tree.
Nope. That's the weird thing. This is sugar maple which the ambrosia beetle will not eat. On top of that, there are zero beetle holes anywhere. Definitely not ambrosia maple.
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Nope. That's the weird thing. This is sugar maple which the ambrosia beetle will not eat. On top of that, there are zero beetle holes anywhere. Definitely not ambrosia maple.
Doesn't the ambrosia beetle know what he is missing? He could have real maple syrup on his pancakes.

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