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    "Junk Wood"

    My new Niece-in-law works for a New Holland tractor outfit. They get lots of equipment in on huge pallets. She asked it I would like the wood for fire wood. Of coarse, so they brought me some. Some is oak and some is this "Idon'tknowwhat" wood. I couldn't resist. I cut a chunk off of the piece the bowl is sitting on and turned it. It is pretty plain wood but not bad. I finished it with Wadco dark walnut and spray lacquer.
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    That's pretty wood and a nice potpourri dish. No wonder new tractors cost so much... They're shipping them with premium timber pallets.

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    That's really nice for I-don't-know-what wood. really nice.
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    That's some fine-looking dunno wood, Paul. Nice job on the potpourri bowl, too.
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    That's really nice wood, maybe I should look into wood from pallets. With the cost of wood being what it is, that made a bowl for free wood.

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    I'll take a stab at Philippine Mahogany...no spell check . I get a lot from a friend at a glass shop. When countries (Japan, Russia) send palletized stuff over, the pallets and crates are white oak and Cheap-o Mahagony. Stuff grows like weeds there.
    That's a nice lookin' pot to Paul!!!
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    That is a great looking potpourri pot. Not sure what the wood is.
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    Paul real nice potpourri bowl. I love free wood.

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    That is pretty darned pretty for "pretty plain wood."

    Nice potpouri bowls.

    Enjoy,

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    Great looking Potpourri Bowl Paul!
    Especially when the timber is free.
    Well done.

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