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I pulled this one out of my fork stash and thought it would look cool leaving the bark on. As I cut the knots off, it had a green inner bark but was completely dry.

I thought it was Maple but the bark has a greenish tint to it and the tight bark looks really nice with a few hours in a BLO bath.

I wish I could remember where I got it so I could go get more forks.
 

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Discussion Starter · #11 ·
Sweet bark on beauty! I wish I could do a bark on with one of the oak forks I have but I think the bark will eventually peel off.
:thumbsup: I've found Oak bark to be pretty rough, plus the grain inside is too nice to not show!
 

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Thats a great fork my friend!!
Just for grins, look up ailanthus altissima. "The tree of heaven".the phloem (inner bark) stays green and the wood is blonde like maple.
Interesting! I don't recall seeing that tree here but then again, I don't think I've seen a leaf on any deciduous tree in the last 5 months either.
 

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Good lookin! I'd have to ask Chris, but I think that is the cambian layer of bark. You did a great job of sanding to it with out going through it.
Our resident Treeman Chris sent me a picture of a fork he had made from "Tree of Heaven" and it looks exactly the same. Our local compost site has a big pile of tree branches and it may well have come from there.
 
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