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    Vase or Cup?

    In this case it could be what ever you think it is. One of my coworkers brought this to me. I don't have a clue as to what kind of wood it is. Anyone have a guess? It was a branch from some trimming that they did. The pith is still in the bottem so will watch it to see what happens. It has been drying for about 6 months. 5 1/2 tall X 3 1/2 wide. Sanded to 320, sanding sealer and Beal buffed only.

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    Sep 2007
    Plainwell, Michigan
    I have to say you turners sure know how to pull out what mother nature hid in wood, WELL DONE

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    Dec 2007
    Los Angeles, CA
    Whatever it is. It sure looks nice though.

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    Feb 2008
    Cornwall, England
    It looks a bit like some kind of walnut though you guys get so many woods we don't it's probably something totally different. Lovely whatever it is


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    Oct 2006
    somewhere east of Queen Creek, AZ - South East of Phoenix
    Claro Walnut ??
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    Nov 2006
    Delton, Michigan
    looks like it had some small branches like perhaps it was some type of landscape tree..walnut around here doesnt have the pin knots and small branches..
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    Dec 2006
    Goodland, Kansas
    Good looking piece. Looks like a walnut wood to me.
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    Oct 2007
    Schenectady, NY
    Looks like Mimosa to me.
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    Sep 2009
    Upper Cumberland, TN
    I'd say it's cangen wood.

    cangen is Welsh for branch or bough.
    I love making wood spin while I poke it with sharp metal objects.

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    Oct 2006
    ABQ NM
    Whatever you decide it's called, it sure shows off the wood well. My guess is mesquite, assuming you live in a part of the country where mesquite tree trimmings might be a available.
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