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Old 07-08-2018, 05:43 AM   #1 (permalink)
 
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It's been a few weeks of heavy schedule and no turning, so I grabbed an interesting looking scrap from my "shorts" box yesterday morning. No distinctive smell to the wood, but it turned great and I really like the wood--though i'll confess that i'm partial to sap/heart combinations anyway!!

Any ideas on what it is??

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Old 07-08-2018, 08:17 AM   #2 (permalink)
 
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Great looking pen.
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fiswood - found in shop wood.
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Very similar in colours to caragana but doesn`t seem to have the grain detail I would expect . Are the oval dark patches knots ?
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I like the FISwood idea.

@ Wayne--yes, the dark spots are knots. The heartwood was extremely dense, turned beautifully and was hard enough that it almost could have just been polished. The sapwood was just soft and fibrous enough that a few coats of CA were in order.

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looks like the desert ironwood we have. Very dense, very heavy.
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Definitely "tree " wood!
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Donít know the wood but do know that I like what youíve done with it.


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The coloring looks right for desert ironwood, and looking at photos of the ends of some logs--the way the heartwood almost oozed into the sapwood makes it a real possibility. The blank actually started at a little over 1" square, so I trimmed 1/4" off two sides to bring the sapwood more to the center and save some of the transition--otherwise we'd have lost that part forever.

Thanks for your help!!
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