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Jeff howell
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May 27th, 2017 at 7:15pm
 
I just got a old lathe and a bunch of random wood. This is the first thing i made. Was wondering if anyone could identify the wood type?
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Re: Wood type
Reply #1 - May 28th, 2017 at 10:04am
 
If that could be considered a "front" view, a side view might also be helpful.

Was the piece of wood likely from a commercial sawmill (i.e. a piece of a sawn board), a piece of old beam from a demolished building, or a section of tree?
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Re: Wood type
Reply #2 - May 28th, 2017 at 10:30am
 

Wild guess by extension of a couple of pieces of beech I have turned...?

But I have also seen similar grain pattern in Shee Oak (aussie species) from California.

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Re: Wood type
Reply #3 - May 28th, 2017 at 12:09pm
 
Ken Vaughan wrote on May 28th, 2017 at 10:30am:
Shee Oak (aussie species) from California.

To clarify a bit
She Oak is a common name for a genus of Pine tree originating mainly from Australia. (Casuarina equisetifolia )
They are not native to California.

It might be easier to narrow down if we knew what area of the world you live in.
I would guess, some type of Sycamore.
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Reply #4 - May 28th, 2017 at 12:12pm
 
My first thought was lace wood/silky oak. However, the rays don't look quite as dramatic as is common with that tree. Sycamore? Well maybe, most of what I see here tends to be a lot lighter in color and a different type or ray pattern, more random ray patterns....

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Reply #5 - May 28th, 2017 at 2:13pm
 
I live in west Virginia,  but i got a box from my grandfather that was full of squares ranging from 44x2 to 1212x2. It looks like the ends of sawmill boards to me. He traveled a lot though, so i have no idea where it may be from. I could take a picture of one the squares when i get home.
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Reply #6 - May 30th, 2017 at 5:05pm
 
Heres two more pictures of the wood.
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