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Another “what wood is this” posting

Discussion in 'Woodturning Discussion Forum' started by Peter Vines, Nov 6, 2020.

  1. Peter Vines

    Peter Vines

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    An old blank was given to me recently and I have no idea what type it is, nor where it came from, nor how old it is.
    It has a light weight feel, and has a musty smell while turning.
    Multiple experts in a couple of FB groups offered many many opinions. Now I’m asking those I expect know more.
    Thanks.
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  2. Richard Coers

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    Reminds me of elm
     
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  3. Leo Van Der Loo

    Leo Van Der Loo

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    Changed the light on it and expanded part of the picture, I do think Richard has it right, ELM, though a smooth cut would make it easier to ID as it is pretty rough in the picture.

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  4. robo hippy

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    Elm was my first thought. Fresh elm smells like the cats have been spraying it. Seasoned elm kind of smells like river bottoms areas, similar to the cottonwood areas.

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  5. Peter Vines

    Peter Vines

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    With multiple groups and forums and quite a variety of opinions, I’m going with elm.
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