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who can identify this?

Discussion in 'Luthier's Corner' started by tribal3140, Nov 20, 2005.


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  1. tribal3140

    tribal3140 Banned

    Nov 9, 2004
    near detroit...uh
    chris b and brian b. exempt!

    this an actual thing, not made in the computer or edited in any way!
    good luck.
    to me it looked like a cadavers back I saw while dissecting in college anatomy lab.
    "looks like a big thanksgiving turkey" I said.
     
  2. that top part looks like a salmon steak...i'm hungry now...

    anyways, that is an interesting piece of wood...i'm not sure if i like it or not!
     
  3. Vorago

    Vorago (((o)))

    Jul 17, 2003
    Antwerp, Belgium
    or an anatomy drawing
     
  4. What's throwing me is the mirrored dimensions written in or on the wood itself. If it hasn't been "shopped" then the ink had to penetrate far enough so that when resawn, the writing was split in two and shows on both sides of the figure.

    How or why, I haven't a clue. :confused:
     
  5. tribal3140

    tribal3140 Banned

    Nov 9, 2004
    near detroit...uh
    its not shopped, but I put it next to a mirror. The piece is very consistent all the way through heres a closeup


    ok heres the single.
    I have 3 slices of this particular piece. they all look the same!
    really strange stuff
     
  6. Luke Sheridan

    Luke Sheridan Commercial User

    Dec 30, 2004
    Yonkers, NY
    I build guitars and sell them. Strings, too
    Oh, thats easy. It's Swamp Ass. Looking towards the top I see a dog's eye and nose. Very interesting piece.
     
  7. tribal3140

    tribal3140 Banned

    Nov 9, 2004
    near detroit...uh
    it does look like an ass!, did you mean swamp ash?
    its not from the US.
     
  8. it almost looks like a feline's face at the top...maybe it's tiger maple
     
  9. can't say I know, but I just cut down the 70 year old apple tree in the garden next door to me and it's bang on for that colour grain. nice wood.
     
  10. LajoieT

    LajoieT I won't let your shadow be my shade...

    Oct 7, 2003
    Western Massachusetts
    I have no idea what the wood type is, but it looks to me like the tree took a 90 degree turn while it was growing.
     
  11. James Hart

    James Hart

    Feb 1, 2002
    toms_river.nj.us
    Endorsing Artist: see profile
    looks like Coco Bolo.... freshly cut to boot, it should darken to an even shade of brown within a year of UV (except the sap wood of course). It's pretty like that for sure.
     
  12. Worshiper

    Worshiper

    Aug 13, 2004
    New York
    looks like a butt steak to me. hehe
     
  13. Heavy Cream

    Heavy Cream

    Apr 8, 2005
    tee heee hheee heee heeee heee Thats funny.
     
  14. tribal3140

    tribal3140 Banned

    Nov 9, 2004
    near detroit...uh
    well maybe a hint, its spalted that changed some of the colors
    but has been kiln dried in 4/4 several months ago.
    I laughed my "swamp ass" off when I saw that reply!
    because it looks like an ass to me :D
     
  15. JSPguitars

    JSPguitars

    Jan 12, 2004
    Grass Valley
    That's definitely one of the most interesting pieces of wood I've seen.
    Reminds me of some wierd Alex Grey creation, only it's a piece of freikin' wood!
     
  16. Ed R

    Ed R

    Oct 25, 2005
    Looks like it's from the cedar family to me, SPanish or Olive or Red.
     
  17. tribal3140

    tribal3140 Banned

    Nov 9, 2004
    near detroit...uh
    lets try that again!
     
  18. Ed R

    Ed R

    Oct 25, 2005
    How long are you going to keep us in suspense?
     
  19. JSPguitars

    JSPguitars

    Jan 12, 2004
    Grass Valley
    No kidding! I'd like to know...
    on a more serious note, what are you gonna use that wood for? It'd almost be a shame to ruin the shape, or the 'legs'....i don't think I'd use it on a bass or guitar....
     



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