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Hi. I need help identifying this wood species. I believe it might be buckeye, but not sure. I bought it at an Estate Auction so I don't know it's origin. Thank you
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Welcome to the forum, Matt! Add your first name to your profile to clear the N/a in the side panel. Add your location, as well.

At first glance I thought Madrone burl but the more I look at it this could be Redwood burl. The coloring is wrong for Buckeye burl. Of course, I could be off the mark completely but those were my first thoughts.

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Hi Matt and welcome. Knowing where you are might help too.

Someone I consider a master woodworker once told me that a master woodworker is not someone who never makes mistakes. He is someone who is able to cover them up so that no one can tell.
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Thank you for your help with putting in my location. Helps to know where I'm From..lol I never would have guessed Redwood. I will have to look it up. I'm not sure if I want to keep it whole, or slab it for pen making. Any ideas if it is valuable whole?
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Hi Matt, I would like to see your burl in the flesh before nominating which tree it came from,however Redwood is the logical species. At first glance I thought it was a lump of conglomerate rock. Welcome to the Router Forums & keep us posted when the mystery is solved please. Jamesjj777746

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Continent is better Matt but east coast/west coast and north or south, etc is even better. The density of the wood will help identify it too. Redwood is a very light weight wood so the burl should be too if that's what it is. Redwood is also soft. You should be able to scratch the surface with a thumbnail.

As far as uses there are a few. It's hard to tell just how big it is but it could be pretty valuable made into a small table. A high end furniture maker might be interested in turning it into veneer. I've made a number of clocks out of burls. That's just a start on possible uses.

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I believe it to be a redwood burl also...


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Thank you for your help with putting in my location. Helps to know where I'm From..lol I never would have guessed Redwood. I will have to look it up. I'm not sure if I want to keep it whole, or slab it for pen making. Any ideas if it is valuable whole?
https://redwoodburl.com/project/burl-slabs/

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Continent is better Matt but east coast/west coast and north or south, etc is even better.
His profile says Bemidji, Minnesota, Chuck. I wish Location would show in the side panel instead of the Country.

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My location is Northern Minnesota, a little over a hundred miles south of Canada. It asked for my city, and that's what I entered. All responses are gratefully welcome as I don't know the original birthplace of this type of wood/burl.
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