View Full Version : Timber id, please

Sawdust Maker
2nd Jan 2010, 09:49 PM
You may recall the charity bowl/platter fest from earlier in 2009
I entered this (got one vote ... from mum:2tsup:)
Anyway I thought it might have been spotted gum - the blank and its mates were liberated from the nature strip opposite MILs. I based my conclusion on the bark which to me looked like spotty.

Someone commented that it wasn't spotted gum:doh:
anyone got any idea what it might be?
here are a couple of blanks from the same liberated nature strip bits of logs

125585 125586 125587 125588


6th Jan 2010, 07:45 PM
How accurate are the tones in the bowl pic Nick?

6th Jan 2010, 08:05 PM
There's a chance that it is spotty, but I'm not good at reading chainsaw marks, I'm only fluent in bench sawn and lucas milled:D

6th Jan 2010, 08:51 PM
looks like chinese elm to me!

6th Jan 2010, 09:33 PM
looks like chinese elm to me!Dunno, the sap wood is not as pale as I normally see around Sydney.

6th Jan 2010, 09:47 PM
Its spalted something what`s it smell like when turning?

Allen Neighbors
7th Jan 2010, 11:20 AM
Whatever it is... it's purty!

Sawdust Maker
7th Jan 2010, 04:13 PM
How accurate are the tones in the bowl pic Nick?


pretty close - I remember playing with the piccie in photoshop at the time

I'm pretty sure that it is a eucalypt - In fact looks similiar to some lemon scented gum I acquired recently