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    don't know bowl

    This is a bowl i made yesterday out of a small tree i cut down a few weeks ago. I ruffed turned it at the time soaked in dna and wraped in brown bag till yesterday.Not real sure about it but thought i'd post anyway.The last pic is the wood and the leafs if any one can help with the id. I looked in my book but can't find anything that matches. Thanks as always
    Steve
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    Ok i did it again file size was to big so redid and here is the pic of the leafs and log
    steve
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    Looks like "free" maple to me.

    Sure does make a pretty bowl though, doesn't it?

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    another vote for maple!! and nice bowl steve!!! the contrasting color of the inclusions and the creamy white is great..
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    I vote for the bowl. Whatever the wood but i agree maple and I just love maple.
    cheers

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    I'm in agreement with the others on the wood being maple. I don't think there should be any doubt about it. The bowl you are showing is beautiful. By the swirly graing and other movement that is going on there, I would say that you've gotten into the root material. Wonderful stuff as the grain forgets its long, straight patterns of trunk and limb, and begins to flow about freeform, ready to move nutrients up and down the tree and store food for another time. Sure makes beautiful bowls as you are showing us here.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mark Kosmowski View Post
    Looks like "free" maple to me.

    Sure does make a pretty bowl though, doesn't it?
    Mark thanks.I really like these kind of bowls but the wife ain't so sure
    Quote Originally Posted by larry merlau View Post
    another vote for maple!! and nice bowl steve!!! the contrasting color of the inclusions and the creamy white is great..
    Larry thanks also. I was thinking maple also but my book don't show the leafs looking just like these.

    Quote Originally Posted by Rob Keeble View Post
    I vote for the bowl. Whatever the wood but i agree maple and I just love maple.
    Rob thanks.Where i was born in North east Pa we had a lot of sugar maple, so if this maple it's a different kind. Still the rest of the tree is laying on the ground so i guess i'll head down back and drag it up here.

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    Nice bowl Steve! I like the rustic look! I believe the wood is Sycamore. The leaves in your pic are a dead ringer.

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    Great looking bowl. Really like the wood which looks like maple to me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Barry Richardson View Post
    Nice bowl Steve! I like the rustic look! I believe the wood is Sycamore. The leaves in your pic are a dead ringer.
    well i just went out and looked at some of my maples and i got sycamore down the hill but i cant get close to the leaves but i think barry might be right. steve did the parent tree have a strange looking bark like smooth and gray then some scaly bark and then smooth again ? if so then barry is right. but if not then i will stay with maple the wood grain doesnt look sycamore to me but barry knows trees too
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