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    Wood ID help

    This wood came from north eastern Alaska. The person who gave it to me did not know what kind of burl he had, but it turned very well and I thought it turned out extremely pretty.

    So on to the question...Does anyone know what this wood is???
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    Don't know what it is but it is sure pretty
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    Kinda reminds me of some maple burl I had but sure is a pretty pen.
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    I remember seeing a lot of spruce burls in Alaska. Could it possibly be one of them? Any evergreen odor?

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    Did not smell like evergreen, so not sure on the spruce. I have seen several pics of different types of maple that it could be, but still not certain.

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    Beautiful wood and pens. How do you do your engraving?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Larry Cronkite View Post
    Beautiful wood and pens. How do you do your engraving?
    There is a business near me that does all my laser etching.

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    not too much to chose from..

    Could be birch, alder, willow, or a type of evergreen. Not too much to chose from up in that area. Kinda depends on where (how far north) it came from. Sorry, no maple in Alaska. May be a few down in south east area, but not up north. Looks great though!

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    If not maple, then I would say birch. Both wood are real close in look.

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    Fine pen and fine work.
    It kinda said Big Leaf Maple to me. But if there are no maples in AK that can't be it.
    Dunno. Sorry. But still very pretty.
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