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mikec

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Given the difference in heart and sapwood and the radial crack lines plus pips it is almost definitely Yew.

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tekno.mage

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I'd also go with Yew - but it might be Juniper (I had some of this and it looked a lot like yew, and was nearly as hard as yew) - however Juniper smells of pine resin when turned and Yew doesn't.
 

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I don't know if the photos are misleading but all the yew I've seen has quite an orangey reddish dark wood, whereas thus has a light brown colour with a very creamy White contrast. Its almost like White and milk chocolate colours.

Juniper sounds interesting. I gave some sort of cypress in the garden and turned done of that. It had a similar creamy colour so I could believe they were related. I don't remember much of a smell though...

I will sort out some pics of the logs I have left.. That might help I'd

Thanks for all suggestions.
 
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