What Kind of Wood?
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I was told walnut.  This isn’t walnut.   I’m thinking cherry burl.   I wish he had left the log whole for me, he cut it up thinking it would be easier to move.  I guess since it was free I can't complain too much.  Yes this is a stealth gloat. Smile


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  Re: What Kind of Wood? by crokett™ (I was told walnut.  ...)
(06-22-2020, 10:38 AM)crokett™ Wrote: I was told walnut.  This isn’t walnut:  I’m
Thinking cherry burl.  Yes this is a stealth gloat.  Smile

Cherry yes, burl no.  Best guess is a tumor in reaction to some sort of infection.  It's uncontrolled growth, alright, but not from secondary budding.  Common enough around here, but if the branch or trunk is completely encircled, circulation beyond is too little, killing what's upflow,
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  Re: What Kind of Wood? by crokett™ (I was told walnut.  ...)
I agree with MM no burl.  I do not know how many trees around here that were damaged by a skid loader or anything with a bucket and the tree heals around it if given enough time.  That is what it looks like to me something damaged it at one time and it healed over.
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  Re: What Kind of Wood? by crokett™ (I was told walnut.  ...)
Cherry bark, so it's cherry wood.....
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  Re: What Kind of Wood? by crokett™ (I was told walnut.  ...)
Not a burl. Oh well. It will still have some interesting figure when it is turned. There is a bit more rot in the center than I wanted so I'm going to have to get creative. I forsee a lot of pen blanks coming out of the cutoffs.

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  Re: RE: What Kind of Wood? by crokett™ (Not a burl. Oh well...)
(06-23-2020, 04:12 PM)crokett™ Wrote: Not a burl.  Oh well.  It will still have some interesting figure when it is turned.  There is a bit more rot in the center than I wanted so I'm going to have to get creative.   I forsee a lot of pen blanks coming out of the cutoffs.

They look great when there's enough solid wood to turn.  Just because it's not a burl for real doesn't mean it's no good.  I love turning them because they smell good and peel beautifully when still green, but don't distort as badly as grained wood does.  

Protect yourself if you're turning a fairly large piece, because they have a tendency to have hidden rot which needs reinforcement and cracks that can launch chunks if not firmed or glued.  I like to stuff cherry bark flakes in cracks with medium CA glue, though some extol the virtue of coffee grounds.  Bark seems more natural in appearance.
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  Re: What Kind of Wood? by crokett™ (I was told walnut.  ...)
Yes. As MM says, be prepared. This first one broke while assembling.

   

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