Thanks, I had a mix of woods on the off cuts pallet I bought, described as oak, mahogany, iroko, tulip wood, and poplar.Lovely bowls Sachakins, but they ain't poplar. The tulip tree is a beautiful tree with qiute lovely flowers and the leaves are the only ones that I know of that have 4 lobes, pikky below.. Tulip wood is really nice to turn and I wish that I could get hold of some more? I'll have to sneak in to Westonbirt Arboretum again in sometime with my chain saw
I was given a load that was cut from along the tow path of the Canal du Midi, near Carcassonne, when we lived down there, but it's all gone now.
I have just noticed that some of the leves below have 6 lobes. I've never seen that before and there are LOTS of them along the Canal du Midi!
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That still looks like Tulipwood to me which North Americans would also refer to as Poplar. Tulipwood - WikipediaThanks, I had a mix of woods on the off cuts pallet I bought, described as oak, mahogany, iroko, tulip wood, and poplar.
Someone else suggested those particular 3x2x40" lengths wood be either Tulip or Poplar, it don't feel like poplar to me, but never seen tulip wood before, so really just a guess on my part.
Being a pallet of all processed timber not logs, its all dry and rough sawn mainly, so not got anything to go one myself.
It was easy to turn, but fairly light weight compared to the oak and mahogany of similar sizes.
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