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    don't know wood

    Well this is a piece of wood a friend gave me. Not sure what it is. Looks a little like walnut, but i'm sure it's not. This stuff stinks when i turn it, and it's real stringy.Still needs some more lacquar,wax, and buff, but will get there. Sorry for the bad pics, but was to lazy to set up the tent. The piece is about 6 1/2 x 6 3/4 to top of finial. thanka as always, and all c&c welcome.
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    I can't help the wood ID but your hollow form looks very nice. I like the pale colored finial (both color and shape) and the transistion from HF to finial is great.

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    kinda looks like some hickory with a large patch of dark heart wood steve was it heavy and hard?
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    Very nice, Steve. Great hollow form, and like Dennis, I really like the smooth transition from the top of the vessel into the finial. Great work.
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    I am not a finial type of guy but, that one works very nice Steve

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    Quote Originally Posted by larry merlau View Post
    kinda looks like some hickory with a large patch of dark heart wood steve was it heavy and hard?
    Thanks all. Larry i'm sure it's not hickory, one guy said it might be morado? not sure but this stuff stinks like poop. Here's some pics of the wood , so if anyone knows for sure, or willing to take a guess, i'm all ears.Click image for larger version. 

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    Great looking HF. Nice form, finial and finsih. I would say that is walnut. Looks just like a couple of pieces I just cut up.
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    Simple.... that's 'gorgeous' wood!!! very nice!

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    steve when you first cut it open was it green? if so then it could be walnut.. definilty not hickory wrong bark..
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    Walnut or English walnut, but I am no tree ID expert. Very nice HF though. Really like how you used the contrast / play of sapwood and heartwood.
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