Black locust

My friend and fellow woodturner Paul Hedman was given a couple of trailer-loads of black locust (Robinia pseudoacacia) logs, and generously offered some to me.

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One of the logs had a large branch coming out from it, and when I sliced it open, this was the crotch figure and color that greeted me, so I was eager to get it onto the lathe. Here’s the result:

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About 11 inches diameter, with walnut oil as the finish.

Here’s a closer look at the grain and the crotch figure…

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