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Thread: Vase, species uncertain

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Leeds, AL

    Vase, species uncertain

    Here is another piece that was completed recently. I am uncertain as to the species. It turned very easily with minimal tearout. I initially rough turned it and DNA'd it, finish turned it after a few weeks. Finished with DO & poly, Beall buffed. Approx. 5 x 9.
    Comments welcome.

    ...and just in case anyone might recognize the species from seeing it with bark still intact, here is a shot taken the day I brought the stuff home.
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  2. #2
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Tokyo Japan
    Nice looking vase for sure!

    I can tell you right now that wood is definitely "Dunno Wood"
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  3. #3
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    Nov 2006
    Mountain Home, Arkansas
    The bark reminds me of maple. But the wood color doesn't.
    Whatever, pretty wood, pretty vase. Nicely done.

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    Aug 2008
    Reno, Nv
    (heavy sigh) Who looks great!
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  5. #5
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    Dec 2006
    Goodland, Kansas
    Great looking vase Mark. The bark looks like Elm to me.
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    Jun 2007
    Kirkintilloch, Scotland.
    Nice vase Mark like the tear drop shape. As to the wood I have to go with Stuart. Wood recognition for me is the hardest part to learn but still trying
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  7. #7
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    Jul 2007
    DSM, IA
    Great looking vase Mark. Looks like elm to me too.
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    Looks good. The bark is nearly a dead ringer for chestnut oak around VA, but the wood is obviously nothing like almost looks like honey locust, but the edge of the rings isn't defined enough, and the bark is nothing like locust. Looks good, whatever it is.

  9. #9
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    May 2007
    Rhode Island
    I'm with you I's DUNNO for me too. It does have some nice color & grain.

  10. #10
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    Dec 2007
    Tellico Plains, Tennessee
    Quote Originally Posted by Bernie Weishapl View Post
    Great looking vase Mark. The bark looks like Elm to me.
    Agree with Bernie... Looks a lot like the elm tree I have laying behind the shop.
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