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    Wood Bowl - Unknown Wood

    I found a round almost black pc of wood a friend had given me over a year ago today. I was using it to weight down some brown paper bags and never thought much about using it. It was sealed and almost black looking.

    Decided it was time to turn it - under the black I was suprised to see all the colors and patterns in the wood - turned to finish thickness....
    ....sanded to 220....2 coats CA to fill in the grain.....sanded again with 220 then up to 800..........EEE and shellawax finish

    So anybody know what kind of wood this may be ? its great and I sure would like to make some vessels out of it............let me know and thanks
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    I recognize that wood. I know what it is. It is "Beautiful Wood."

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    Hard to say what kind of wood it might be. How did it cut? Was it hard or soft?
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    It was dried and was a bit hard to turn and for the last cuts I used fresh sharpen tools to keep down the amount of tear out.......
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    When I first looked at the picture, to me it looked like the inside of the bowl was partitioned, had a raised area in the middle. That grain is really busy. Very pretty.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dan Mosley View Post
    It was dried and was a bit hard to turn and for the last cuts I used fresh sharpen tools to keep down the amount of tear out.......
    Locust, maybe?
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    Sure made a nice bowl whatever it is. Nice grain pattern!
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    Thanks........the grain is wild with dark and lights........Should have marked it but didnt and can not remember where I got it.......Dang.......ohhh well...........
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    It is genuine fig wood. (found in garage )
    Turned dark with age and was hard to turn? I was thinking Osage Orange but have never seen figure like that in OO.
    I do know it is a very attractive bowl.
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    That some nice wood Dan. Kinda reminds me of some honey locust I turned.
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