Still got it, haven't done anything with it...it's laying in a pile with some other "stuff". I did trip over it the other day though and thought about cutting some out, part of it is small crotches. Some of that stuff is root stock from an unusual juniper. I need to take a picture of the tree (one still standing in the same yard) for ID help. It almost looks like eastern red cedar...but not either, too misshapen like a weird cypress. All I know is the growth rings are so close together it takes a magnifying glass to distinguish them. The cross section (other than the slow growth) looks just like cedar. But the wood is extremely hard ? Anyway these chunks are all twisted and full of figure, as well as the bright colors (red/yellow/pink/white/purple) None of the chunks are very big though, more bottle stopper turning and the like.This reminds me that Daren teased us with photos of a smoke tree he harvested some small turning blanks from. I wanted to see how the colors came out after drying. He had a blue/gray and a orange/yellow(?)
I remembered after I posted I have a small piece of that "cedar" on my desk I was using as a book mark in a book I am reading. It is only 1/16" thick and would take some real force to break it. In the poor photo what looks like annual rings are not. Like that 1/4" between the black dashes I put on the picture, there are 15-20 rings in that small space.All I know is the growth rings are so close together it takes a magnifying glass to distinguish them.
Mesquite would be cool.What about mesquite?
Also if I cut some pieces off of trees what do I do once I do? How long does it take to dry out.
Glad to see you added that :thumbsup:...A few things. One just don't leave it in there to cook, be patient and do the cycle thing even if it seems like it is taking forever on a thick piece, you can literally burn the material, not like fire but close enough to ruin wood fibers...