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I have obtained a few offcuts of this. No idea what it is:


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Wasn't it called London Plane because it was one of the few trees that thrived in the smoggy London of the industrial revolution?
 

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Could be evergreen or Holm oak , very dense , prone to radial splits , spalts quickly with soil contact along the rays which can be an attractive yellow , needs long and careful seasoning , turns well , treat as oak.
 

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Hedjmunky":2oz1tamp said:
Could be evergreen or Holm oak , very dense , prone to radial splits , spalts quickly with soil contact along the rays which can be an attractive yellow , needs long and careful seasoning , turns well , treat as oak.

I had no idea - have loads of Holm oak around me. There is one just up the road that is claimed to be 3,000 years old. I keep threatening to cut it down to count the rings but the locals seem to be less enthusiastic to find out. Now I know how pretty it is, I will have to cut lumps off, just to play with.
 

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London plane
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Holm oak
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My money's on London plane.
 

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It looks a lot like the London plane bowl posted above, so I think that's what it is. Thanks all!

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Stigmorgan":3iptdhil said:
It's beautiful that's what it is. I love that lace like grain pattern

There is only one 'exotic' grain I like more than Lace-wood and that is Quilted Maple.

I lost an eBay auction for a 'Byrdland' Gibson, in Quilted Maple. Mind you I would have been afraid to play it for fear of damaging it! :mrgreen:

John (hammer)
 

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