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Dalboy

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I have managed to get quite a bit of time in the shed lately which makes a change.

I am not sure where this wood came from but I have a couple of pieces of this and this is the first to be turned. I tried to keep the form simple to show off the wood.

A nice simple finish of sander sealer and beeswax which I brought off of a local beekeeper who mixes it with a hard wax possibly carnauba

Measures 8" X 2 1/2"

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Really need a detailed look at the grain to have any chance of a proper ID Derek.
 

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Yes I would go with Beech too from that shot. In fact I am currently working on a small box with almost identical colouring, white spalt and unaffected timber, I'll post a pic up when I can.
 

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Thank you Chris and Kim when I took these last photos I think I came to the same conclusion.

Look forward to seeing your work again Kim I especially like your coloured work with spirit stain and have managed to complete one piece as you have seen.
 

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London plane / lacewood, non quarter sawn with some spalting perhaps as an outside chance?
 

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SVB":21oqrhw5 said:
London plane / lacewood, non quarter sawn with some spalting perhaps as an outside chance?
Ruled out London Plain as I have plenty of that sawn different ways. But thank you all the same Simon
 

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Nice bowl by the way too! Should have said that at the start but I am always fascinated by guess the timber type posts! :)
 

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The first turned example reminds me of she-oak but as mentioned the raw pieces certainly look like beech.
 

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Not sure about Malcom's piece, are the lid and the bowl from the same "bush"? they look very different, the lid looks quite like Beechwood, the bowl has a sort of fruitwood look to it, but I can't think of a fruit bush timber.

This little box though is home spalted beech (I put some logs in a sealed plastic bag of shavings and stuck them under the shed) and has much in common with Derek's bowl as regards colour, grain and general appearance.





 

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The tricornered bowl is cedar of lebanon with lilac tree/bush lid and a walnut finial.
The lilac was an overgrown bush which had blown over and a friend needed removing. It was about 8" at the base. Very swirly grain with colours from white through pink to dark brown. Split very quickly after cutting unfortunately and before I had chance to process it. But I got a few nice size pieces for side grain turning like this lid but mostly got pen blanks! Very hard when dry and sands to a beautiful smooth finish. One to look out for
 
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