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This from a log that was salvaged from a tangle under a bridge a while back, no bark or leaves for ID. A candy dish/compote, lacquer finish to keep the light color. 7.5 x 4 inches.
Got lucky during the turning-- nearly lost a big chunk of rim-- thank goodness for CA glue!
Think it's cottonwood because of all the tearout, ring pattern, and softness.
Lots and lots of sanding!!! Whew!!
Dave H
 

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When you where turning it did it smell like manure if so cottonwood

Jerry
Jerry- no manure smell. My other choice is Cypress--they're pretty common along the Guadalupe River. Doesn't have the patterns I've seen in Sycamore and dam sure it's not hackberry.

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In the third picture down, the grain sure looks like ash to me. Is it an open or closed grain wood?
 

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To answer queries: the wood is light, kept that way with lacquer, and would have to say that it's soft, lightweight too--not like ash :no:. Looking more'n more like Cypress :yes:
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