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Mystery wood. Really happy with this one

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It's just about done. Anyone have any clue what the heck wood this is? It's so golden, and has a very warm deep sheen to it.

This is UNOILED. I'm letting the BLO cure now, and it looks even nicer.

It was cut from some fallen branches, so i have no clue what it is! Had some cracks in it, filled with epoxy resin. My first time messing with epoxy. Kind of a pain, but it looks pretty fressshhhhh.
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Very nice and hard to tell the wood kind, but there is an owl face staring at you from the handle end section

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Wow that's beautiful! I have a fork that I'm going to try and use resin in it too.
Love the little owl face.
That place I mentioned before, bell forest products, has a database showing many different wood in close up. Maybe you can match it up online with an image there or some other site if no one here recognizes it. Very pretty!
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I am thinking maybe locust by the appearance of the end grain, very nice work, the epoxy filled cracks is a nice touch to that
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Osage orange depending on your area
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Good looking natty the blue epoxy really sets it off and accents it.
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Nice! What did you mix with the epoxy to get the blue hue?

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Nice! What did you mix with the epoxy to get the blue hue?

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Brother mo, i used sakura pigments epoxy resin dye. Cheap on Amazon, and 24 amazing colors!
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Nice! What did you mix with the epoxy to get the blue hue?

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Brother mo, i used sakura pigments epoxy resin dye. Cheap on Amazon, and 24 amazing colors!
Sweet! Thanks for that tip!

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I am thinking maybe locust by the appearance of the end grain, very nice work, the epoxy filled cracks is a nice touch to that
Dude! This is definitely it. That beautiful golden color, and the end grain, especially on the crotch if the forks, which you can't see in the photo looks EXACTLY like it.

Though I will say, according to Google, it seems that locust trees are rare in NYC. But that doesn't mean there aren't a few around.
Wow that's beautiful! I have a fork that I'm going to try and use resin in it too.
Love the little owl face.
That place I mentioned before, bell forest products, has a database showing many different wood in close up. Maybe you can match it up online with an image there or some other site if no one here recognizes it. Very pretty!
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Oh man! Thanks for the tip about the website! I'm gonna check that out.

One of my favorite parts about this hobby is finding rare (for my area) and unusual wood, and learning about trees. It's an awesome way to interact with nature.
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I did a fair amount of work in NYC and have seen a few for sure, I bet that鈥檚 what you got there bud
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Wow that's beautiful! I have a fork that I'm going to try and use resin in it too.
Love the little owl face.
That place I mentioned before, bell forest products, has a database showing many different wood in close up. Maybe you can match it up online with an image there or some other site if no one here recognizes it. Very pretty!
Lisa

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Oh man! Thanks for the tip about the website! I'm gonna check that out.

One of my favorite parts about this hobby is finding rare (for my area) and unusual wood, and learning about trees. It's an awesome way to interact with nature.
Don't forget, but there are some great tree identifying apps out there, that tell you what kind of tree they are, when you take a picture of the leaves with your phone.

Checkout LeafSnap and Seek....couple of pretty good ones

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I have a book on identifying trees but like Darrel said, mostly it starts with the leaves. Maybe the Treeman can ID it for you.
Wish I could help.. But LOVE the double heart.
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