I'll have you know the answer woke me up...
Box Elder (Acer negundo)...
but without a up close look/see I can't tell if it burl or spalted.. or a touch of both because of the layup...
Common Name(s): Box Elder, Boxelder Maple, Manitoba Maple, Ash-leaved Maple
Color/Appearance: Sapwood is a pale white, sometimes with a yellow/green hue similar to Yellow Poplar. The heartwood is a grayish/yellowish brown, frequently with red or pink streaks. The red stain is produced by the tree’s natural defenses when wounded—it is thought that this compound is meant to inhibit the growth of fungus (Fusarium solani) that commonly colonizes the tree. Much of the reddish coloring becomes a more subdued pink or brown/gray upon drying.
Grain/Texture: Grain is straight, with a fine even texture. The growth rings are usually faint and non-distinct.
Endgrain: Diffuse-porous; solitary and radial multiples; medium pores in no specific arrangement, moderately numerous; mineral deposits occasionally present; parenchyma marginal; narrow to wide rays, spacing normal.
Common Uses: Turned objects, small ornamental objects, wood pulp, charcoal, boxes, and crates.
Comments: Sometimes called “Ash-leaved Maple” because of its non-typical leaves, (see below), Box Elder is technically considered a maple tree (Acer genus). Its lumber is softer, weaker, and lighter than almost all other species of maple, and Box Elder’s overall strength, as well as it’s strength-to-weight ratio are poor.
Bigleaf Maple (Acer macrophyllum)
Black Maple (Acer nigrum)
Hard Maple (Acer saccharum)
Norway Maple (Acer platanoides)
Red Maple (Acer rubrum)
Silver Maple (Acer saccharinum)
Striped Maple (Acer pensylvanicum)
Sycamore Maple (Acer pseudoplatanus)
This would have been the week that I'd have finished chewing thru the restraints...
If only new layers hadn't been added....
Forget the primal scream, just ROAR!!!
"SNORK Mountain Congressional Library and Taxidermy”
Last edited by Stick486; 09-13-2015 at 06:00 AM.