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    Jim Braun
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    I think it might be black cherry, it looks similar to other googled images for black cherry bark.

    Can anyone confirm? The sawdust is the color of poached salmon.

    Is it a candidate for a spoon and spatula project? What is the best way to break it down further?

    Monmouth County, New Jersey

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    #126138
    raze599
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    Never mind spoons mate, carve some sort of a sculpture to put in your living room.

    #126148
    Jim Braun
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    Raze that is very funny, having never carved anything I think I might start off with the spatula. If it turns out really well I’ll build a stand for it and put it in the living room 😉

    Monmouth County, New Jersey

    #126151
    George Bridgeman
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    Hi Jim,

    It’s certainly a candidate! Paul has a good video on how to turn a log into a spoon blank using an axe. This should get you started:

    Have fun!

    George.

    "To know and not do is to not know"

    #126183
    Jim Braun
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    Thanks George! I cut off a 1 1/4 thick board using a garden variety bow saw and followed up with an axe to shape a blank, an uppe