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duncsuss 05-16-2011 10:09 AM

wood ID please
 
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It seems word is getting around the neighbours, "give Duncan a piece of tree and you get a bowl in return" :thumbsup:

A couple of days ago I got home from work and found 3 short logs by the garage door ... yesterday I trimmed and cut out a blank, then got one bowl almost finished.

I have nothing but guesses as to what kind of tree this came from though -- it's about 6 inches diameter, kind of punky in places, and has a nice contrast between the sapwood and heartwood. (Most visible in the first pic, which has the corner of the trimming from the round blank I cut bottom-center of the photo.)

Thanks!

Wooduse 05-16-2011 03:27 PM

It looks like pear or apple. Maybe bradford pear? Not sure, but it looks like some type of fruit wood to me.

Joey

Glidden 05-16-2011 04:44 PM

Based on the bark and the color of the wood in the middle picture I was going to guess crabapple, but that's just a guess. Phinds will probably know :yes:

duncsuss 05-16-2011 10:39 PM

thanks for trying - crab apple is the most likely of these suggestions, I think (I doubt he would have felled a fruit tree)

MGP Roofing 05-17-2011 01:45 AM

looks a lot like the cherry logs I have in the shop.

duncsuss 05-17-2011 09:43 AM

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Originally Posted by MGP Roofing (Post 214501)
looks a lot like the cherry logs I have in the shop.

thanks, cherry is also quite possible -- do you know if "choke cherry" (a name I'd never heard till I moved to this part of the world) looks similar?

Wooduse 05-17-2011 11:55 AM

Oh, he felled the tree. I thought it may have gotten blown down in a storm.

duncsuss 05-17-2011 12:57 PM

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Originally Posted by Wooduse (Post 214566)
Oh, he felled the tree. I thought it may have gotten blown down in a storm.

good point -- that might be what happened, I didn't think of it

okiebugg 05-17-2011 03:00 PM

butternut
 
I don't want to disagree with any of the ideas already on this post, but if I were a betting man, I would sat Butternut.

I have worked this wood over the years and seeing the wide annular rings, and am reminded of several projects I've undertaken and have seen the same characteristics.

Have a day.......

duncsuss 05-17-2011 03:43 PM

Thanks, interesting idea -- I googled it, found this page with details and photos. Maybe you mean a different tree (common names are often regional) but this one has a bark pattern that doesn't match the logs I've got.

robert421960 05-17-2011 05:22 PM

it really looks to me like fruit cherry,but i usually seem to be wrong

phinds 05-17-2011 05:40 PM

looks a bit like some kind of wild cherry, but that's hardly conclusive. Can you post a pic showing a larger area of flat cut grain?

Best bet is if you can find someone who can ID it from the bark, which seems distinctive (but I don't know squat about bark).

duncsuss 05-18-2011 07:55 AM

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Originally Posted by phinds (Post 214642)
Can you post a pic showing a larger area of flat cut grain?

sure thing - these pix show the face where I cut down the middle (bandsaw), the trimmings from around the bowl blank, and the turned bowl ...

phinds 05-18-2011 10:44 AM

Yeah, that does look like wild cherry, but that mineral stain is something I haven't seen before in cherry, so I'm less sure. I think you can definitely rule out apple and pear but some other fruit tree is possible, as is the possibility of it not being a fruit tree at all.

It would still be great if someone recognized the bark.

H. A. S. 05-18-2011 10:51 AM

I will go with the wild cherry, mainly from the bark.

Glidden 05-18-2011 11:04 AM

That's a nice looking bowl by the way, it's got some real nice figure in the grain.

Wooduse 05-18-2011 11:44 AM

I agree, certainly not pear or apple. I have also turned some cherry with that mineral stain. I'll say it is some kind of cherry.

duncsuss 05-18-2011 11:57 AM

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Originally Posted by phinds (Post 214842)
... that mineral stain is something I haven't seen before in cherry ...

some of that darkening -- specially around the knot in the bottom of the bowl -- is from the CA I dribbled onto it

thanks everyone, I'll go with (some variety of) cherry :thumbsup:

del schisler 05-18-2011 01:11 PM

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Originally Posted by duncsuss (Post 214323)
It seems word is getting around the neighbours, "give Duncan a piece of tree and you get a bowl in return" :thumbsup:

A couple of days ago I got home from work and found 3 short logs by the garage door ... yesterday I trimmed and cut out a blank, then got one bowl almost finished.

I have nothing but guesses as to what kind of tree this came from though -- it's about 6 inches diameter, kind of punky in places, and has a nice contrast between the sapwood and heartwood. (Most visible in the first pic, which has the corner of the trimming from the round blank I cut bottom-center of the photo.)

Thanks!

I didn't read any other post's yet. It look's like what i call wild cherry

del schisler 05-18-2011 01:14 PM

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Originally Posted by okiebugg (Post 214609)
I don't want to disagree with any of the ideas already on this post, but if I were a betting man, I would sat Butternut.

I have worked this wood over the years and seeing the wide annular rings, and am reminded of several projects I've undertaken and have seen the same characteristics.

Have a day.......

I don't belive it is butter nut i have cut lot's of small and larg butter nut in Illinois . I have cut small wild cherry the bark look's like wild cherry .


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