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footfootfoot 01-02-2012 08:47 PM

Glatt, is the color off on that? It looks more like black locust to me, or olive wood, especially the grain.

glatt 01-03-2012 07:29 AM

The color is correct, but it's unfinished, so it might look a lot darker with a finish on it. But now that you mention it, I'm not positive it's black walnut. It was a long time ago that I cut up that log. The tree's leaves and bark looked like black walnut, but there were no walnuts present at the time it came down. I don't think it was black locust though since there were no thorns anywhere.

Undertoad 01-03-2012 07:34 AM

time to dust off this lovely...

http://cellar.org/2012/yepitswood.jpg

footfootfoot 01-03-2012 10:00 AM

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Originally Posted by glatt (Post 784819)
The color is correct, but it's unfinished, so it might look a lot darker with a finish on it. But now that you mention it, I'm not positive it's black walnut. It was a long time ago that I cut up that log. The tree's leaves and bark looked like black walnut, but there were no walnuts present at the time it came down. I don't think it was black locust though since there were no thorns anywhere.

can you take a close up with a sheet of white paper next to it?

Black walnut is really chocolaty brown, Locust is orange when freshly cut down, greenish yellow when dried turning cafe au lait brown when exposed to light for a long time. The grain is very open somewhat like oak or ash but not quite as large pored. Very similar to Mulberry or Osage Orange if you are familiar with them, I think you have those down near you. Black walnut has very fine grain structure, a lot like mahagony.

Perhaps

HungLikeJesus 01-03-2012 10:01 AM

Maybe.

glatt 01-03-2012 10:25 AM

Definitely not Mulberry or Osage Orange. The leaves were all wrong. But black locust and black walnut leaves are similar enough that I could have confused them. And I was actively looking for spines, and saw none, so I ruled out black locust in my mind. That's about all I remember from that day a decade ago.

Sundae 01-03-2012 11:30 AM

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Biscuits

glatt 01-03-2012 11:39 AM

Nice bright colors. I bet they taste great too. Well done!

Sundae 01-03-2012 11:49 AM

Actually they don't - far too sweet!
But the staffroom will gobble them up :)

classicman 01-03-2012 12:56 PM

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Originally Posted by Sundae (Post 784920)
Actually they don't - far too sweet!

NOT possible. :)
They look wonderful!

zippyt 01-03-2012 01:11 PM

They Look Lovely !!!

glatt 01-03-2012 05:39 PM

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Originally Posted by footfootfoot (Post 784865)
can you take a close up with a sheet of white paper next to it?

Spoon in front is older and has darkened for a year or two. Spoon in back is a day old. The wood is yellower when cut into and noticably darker when aged.

BigV 01-03-2012 06:32 PM

Does not look like black walnut from here. manymany variables, sure, but the color seems to be far too light, and variable.

Griff 01-03-2012 06:57 PM

I made a social story for a boy who hates the cleanup transition. First day was a positive step.

glatt 01-03-2012 07:12 PM

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Originally Posted by Griff (Post 784974)
a boy who hates the cleanup transition

I know you're dealing with this on a different level, but that sounds like every boy I know.

Congratulation on the positive step. Was this the first day back after a long break? If so, was that a good thing, or a more difficult thing?


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