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    Wood ID

    This is a chunk of wood i got at work. Not sure what it is, and was hoping someone could help me out. What ever it is i've never turned it before. Turns nice and i kind of like it just not sure what to call it besides don't know wood.
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    Cottonwood possibly?

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    The bark looks like persimmon. If it is it will probably warp and crack.

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    I am the worst at this, but it has some walnut qualities...maybe floornut?
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    Well as i've never turned cottonwood or persimmon. Or for you bud floornut This wood has green spots all through it in the ceamy sap if that helps. It is also very heavy. Crocked trunk.. Here's one more pic of the piece after i ripped it in half.
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    Going with persimmon. The red under the bark makes me think cottonwood, but heavy in weight, I go persimmon.
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    I am guessing cottonwood with the red under the bark. Looks just like a piece I turned a while back.
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    The bark and density make me think persimmon. Not familiar with cottonwood.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Stephen Bellinger View Post
    Well as i've never turned cottonwood or persimmon. Or for you bud floornut This wood has green spots all through it in the ceamy sap if that helps. It is also very heavy. Crocked trunk.. Here's one more pic of the piece after i ripped it in half.
    This piece makes me think Hackberry... with the curl on the upper edge.. and whiteness of the wood.... when it spalts, it will gray some and have nice black lines through it...
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    I've seen ax handles with wood that white and with streaks too. Just a WAG, but I'm gonna go out on a limb and say hickory.

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