Other Texas Woods For Sale

This section contains woods that are native to Texas but which we do not routinely have access to and only occasionally have in smaller quantities. These also include woods that are not commonly used in local woodworking but which, in individual trees, we feel are attractive enought to mill and offer for your woodturning.

This listing commonly includes species such as: Bradford Pear, Green, White and Texas Ash, Hackberry, Magnolia, Slippery Elm and Red Elm . You can see examples of various bowls and vessels turned from these and other "exotic" Texas woods on my companion website, www.prairiesend.com.

As elsewhere, the dimensions given below are Length x Width x Depth of the blank. Theoretically these numbers indicate the dimensions of the largest bowl, box/goblet or spindle that might be turned from that piece if no flaws are encountered. The approximate weight (in pounds) as well as obvious physical features (checks, etc) are also indicated. Note also that most of these are rough cut. I do not have the time or equipment to routinely surface the cut sides - although sometimes I think that the grain is interesting enough that I will take it to the jointer before I take the photo. Note also that they are generally green to partially air-dried unless otherwise noted. I do not have a commercial-sized kiln to fully kiln-dry all of this wood.


Magnolia:

I recently acquired a medium-size Magnolia tree. I have rough-turned two bowls and am presently waiting for them to dry before finish-turning. I have never worked with Magnolia before and want to see how stable the wood is (cracking and warping) and how it looks once finished. They both turned quite easily with clean cuts and quite attractive surfaces, for rough-turned bowls. So far, (~4 weeks, as of 2/15/2013), I see no sign of cracking or significant distortion.

I will report the results and provide photos of the finished bowls (if the final results are good) in a few months. In the meantime, I am offering blanks for anyone else to try if interested.




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Magnolia Mag-001
7-1/2" x 6 x 3-1/2" depth
3-1/2 lbs.

This is an interesting half-log bowl blank from our Texas Magnolia. The colors are a very pleasant combination of alternating soft to dark browns with a definite pattern of spalting within the heartwood. The bark on the back is quite tight, so this blank looks to be suitable for either a conventional or natural-edge bowl.

The pith was cut completely out of this half of the log and I see no obvious pith-related cracks. However, there is a single open drying-check in one end-grain face (bottom photo, just right of center on the end-grain face. Note, those two lines, left and right of the check, are saw-marks, not additional checks). The price below reflects the presence of that drying check.

I see no other significant flaws.



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Magnolia Mag-001 $15.00


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Magnolia Mag-002
7-1/2" x 6 x 3-1/2" depth
3-1/2 lbs.

This is another interesting half-log bowl blank from our Texas Magnolia, the other half of the log that yielded Mag-001 above. This half includes one large and one smaller side limb (both photos) so I would expect to see some type of "crotch" figure in the nearby grain pattern. Again, the colors are a very pleasant combination of alternating soft to dark browns with a definite pattern of spalting within the heartwood. The bark on the back is also quite tight, so this blank looks to be suitable for either a conventional or natural-edge bowl.

A portion of the pith remains at to just below the surface of this half of the log. It can be seen on the end-grain face of the top photo, as well as where it "outcrops" on the far end of the annotated face (also the top photo). That "outcropping" pith does include one small and tight pith-crossing radial crack which is faintly visible on the top photo. I would reinforce that small crack with CA glue before turning. The larger side-limb on the back side of this blank also includes the pith and an associated thin radial crack/check. I would also reinforce that crack with CA glue before turning.

I see no other cracks, checks or significant flaws.




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Magnolia Mag-002 $25.00




HACKBERRY:


Please note - Hackberry is not a very hard wood and those that are spalted are, by nature, a bit softer than fresh non-spalted pieces. Spalted, Hackberry can be a beautiful wood and is well suited for decorative turnings. However, I recommend that you do not choose Hackberry for any projects requiring heavy use (such as utility bowls, knife handles, game calls, etc.) unless you have plans on some type of "hardening" procedure. I also recommend that you take light cuts with sharp tools to avoid the tear-out problems common with spalted woods.




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Spalted Hackberry 155
11" x 12" x 5"
12 lbs.

This is a very nice, large half-log, crotch-type bowl blank of lightly spalted Texas Hackberry. The colors are various spalting shades of beige to light browns with occasional very dark brown stripes. The branching grain of the crotch has produced a subtle but nice feather figure in the center. Mounting this blank by the cut face (the annotated face) to turn a natural-edge bowl will likely preserve that figure in the bottom of the bowl. At the moment, the knobby Hackberry bark is tight and complete so a "barky" natural-edge bowl is possible.

It was cut from very close to the pith of the log and a single open, pith-related radial crack is present at one end (end-grain face, bottom photo). In a natural-edge bowl form, most if not all of that crack will turn off as the outside of the bowl is shaped. I would use CA glue to reinforce, and if necessary fill, any remaining portion. Otherwise, I see no significant flaws.


Spalted Hackberry 155 $45.00


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Spalted Hackberry 157
4" x 4" x 12-1/2"
6 lbs.

This is a very nice, large end-grain block of lightly spalted Texas Hackberry. The colors are various spalting shades of beige to light browns with occasional very dark brown stripes.

It was cut from very close to the pith of the log and a single small, pith-related radial crack is present at one end (end-grain face, top photo). There are also several very small and thin drying checks in both end-grain faces (too small to see in the photos). I would use CA glue to reinforce, and if necessary fill, these small cracks. Otherwise, I see no significant flaws.




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Spalted Hackberry 157 $25.00


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Spalted Hackberry 158
4" x 4" x 12"
5-1/2 lbs.

This is another very nice, large end-grain block of spalted Texas Hackberry. The colors are also various spalted shades of beige to light brown, but include numerous dark brown stripes and some very thin, dark brown, pencil-line spalting stripes. It also includes several pretty stripes of green colored spalting!

It was also cut from alongside the pith of the log and two small, pith-related radial cracks are present at one end (end-grain face, top photo). A single, very small and thin, radial-oriented drying check is present in the other end-grain face (bottom photo). Again, I would use CA glue to reinforce, and if necessary fill, these small cracks.

A single small imbedded twig and several small linear and "gappy" lens-like pockets of imbedded bark are present on one side of this block (near end, upper face, bottom photo). Most of that imbedded twig, along with all of the lenses of imbedded bark, should turn off as the block is roughed to round. I see no other significant flaws.




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Spalted Hackberry 158 $30.00


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Spalted Hackberry 159
3-1/2" x 3-1/2" x 11-1/2"
4-1/4 lbs.

This is another very nice, larger end-grain block of lightly spalted Texas Hackberry. The colors are various spalting shades of beige to light browns with occasional very dark brown stripes.

While this block was also cut from very close to the pith of the log, I see no pith related cracks. There are also no sign of drying checks or other flaws.



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Spalted Hackberry 159 $25.00


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Spalted Hackberry 160
3" x 3" x 12"
3 lbs.

This is another very nice end-grain block of spalted Texas Hackberry. This block is more heavily spalted, with background colors that range from beige to light browns, with thin stripes of very dark brown and irregular width bands of strong green. It also includes suggestions of complex pencil-line spalting deeper in the block (see the end-grain face on the top photo). There is a large section of bark along one edge that should turn off completely as the block is roughed to round.

In this case, the pith lies well outside the limits of the block and I see no pith related cracks. There are several open and partially frass-filled borer holes just below that bark strip on one edge. These should also turn off as the block is rounded. I see no drying checks or other significant flaws.



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Spalted Hackberry 160 $25.00


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Spalted Hackberry 161
3" x 3" x 12"
3-1/4 lbs.

This is another very nice end-grain block of spalted Texas Hackberry. This block is also more heavily spalted, with background colors that range from beige to light browns, thin stripes of very dark brown and irregular width bands of strong green. It also includes suggestions of complex pencil-line spalting deeper in the block (see the end-grain face on the middle photo). There is a small strip of bark along a portion of one edge that should turn off completely as the block is roughed to round (right edge, middle photo).

The pith lies well outside the limits of the block and I see no pith related cracks. However, there are two open borer holes on one face (middle and bottom photos), as well as several frass-filled holes/tunnels just below that bark strip on one edge and along the rest of that edge beyond the bark. Located on or close to the edge, most of the frass-filled holes will turn off, but one of the two open holes appears quite deep and will remain and have to be considered in the final turning. I see no other significant flaws.



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Spalted Hackberry 161 $25.00


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Spalted Hackberry 162
3" x 3" x 11-1/2"
3-1/4 lbs.

This is a very nice, larger end-grain block of lightly spalted Texas Hackberry. The colors are various spalting shades of light to dark browns with occasional very dark brown stripes.

I see no cracks, checks or other significant flaws.




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Spalted Hackberry 162 $20.00


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Spalted Hackberry 163
3" x 3" x 10-1/2"
3 lbs.

This is a very nice, larger end-grain block of lightly spalted Texas Hackberry. The colors are various spalting shades of light to dark browns with occasional very dark brown stripes. The grain pattern includes several areas of ripple.

There is one small radial crack or drying check on one side and the adjacent end-grain face (left side, bottom photo, although too small to see in the photo). I would simply reinforce it with CA glue before turning. I see no other cracks, checks or significant flaws.


Spalted Hackberry 163 $20.00


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Spalted Hackberry 164
2-1/4" x 2-1/4" x 12-1/2"
2 lbs.

This is another nice end-grain block of lightly spalted Texas Hackberry. The colors are various spalting shades of light to dark browns with occasional very dark brown stripes. There is a narrow strip of bark along one edge.

I see no cracks, checks or other significant flaws.




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Spalted Hackberry 164 $15.00


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Spalted Hackberry 165
2-1/2" x 2-1/2" x 12-1/4"
2-1/4 lbs.

This is another nice end-grain block of lightly spalted Texas Hackberry. The colors are various spalting shades of light to dark browns with occasional very dark brown stripes. There is a narrow strip of bark along a portion of one edge.

I see no cracks, checks or other significant flaws.




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Spalted Hackberry 165 $15.00


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Spalted Hackberry 166
2-1/2" x 2-1/2" x 12"
2 lbs.

This is another nice end-grain block of lightly spalted Texas Hackberry. The colors are various spalting shades of light to dark browns with occasional very dark brown stripes. There is a wide and prominent strip of "knobby" bark along a portion of one edge. All of that bark will likely turn off as the block is turned to round.

I see no cracks, checks or other significant flaws.




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Spalted Hackberry 166 $15.00


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Spalted Hackberry 167
2-1/2" x 2-1/2" x 12"
2 lbs.

This is another nice, end-grain block of lightly spalted Texas Hackberry. The colors are various spalting shades of light to dark browns with occasional very dark brown stripes. A wide and prominent strip of knobby bark, present on one edge in the bottom photo, dried and came off since I took that photo. That area is now marked by an area of "wane".

The loss of that strip of bark has revealed one small open and several larger, frass-filled borer holes along that edge. Those old holes appear to be very shallow and to lie roughly parallel to the surface; they should turn off completely as the block is turned to round. I see no cracks, checks or other significant flaws.




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Spalted Hackberry 167 $15.00


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Spalted Hackberry 168
2" x 2" x 12-3/4"
2-1/4 lbs.

This is another nice end-grain block of lightly spalted Texas Hackberry. The colors are various spalting shades of light to dark browns with occasional very dark brown stripes. There is a narrow strip of bark along a portion of one edge and a narrow area of wane along the remainder of that edge where the bark has come off (top photo, right edge).

There are three small and shallow drying checks on one end (near end, top photo) that have appeared since the photo was taken. I consider these to be minor and would just reinforce them with CA glue before turning. I see no other cracks, checks or significant flaws.




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Spalted Hackberry 168 $12.00


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Spalted Hackberry 169
2" x 2" x 9-1/4"
1 lb.

This is a nice, smaller end-grain block of lightly spalted Texas Hackberry. The colors are also various spalting shades of light to dark browns, and even a small patch of green spalting, on a complex and eye-catching grain pattern.

A portion of pith, from the main log or possibly a large side limb, is present at one end (left edge of the end-grain face, top photo). I see no cracks, checks or other significant flaws.


Spalted Hackberry 169 $12.00


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Spalted Hackberry 170
2" x 2" x 8-1/4"
1 lb.

This is another nice, smaller end-grain block of lightly spalted Texas Hackberry. The colors are also various spalting shades of light to dark browns with a large, irregular area of green spalting on one end, on an eye-catching, linear to gently swirling grain pattern. A large patch of bark, present on one half of one edge, should turn off completely as the block is turned to round.

A portion of pith, from the main log or possibly a large side limb, is present at one end (left edge of the end-grain face, top photo). I see no cracks, checks or other significant flaws.


Spalted Hackberry 170 $10.00





BALD CYPRESS:


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Bald Cypress lot 1
11-1/4" x 11-1/2 x 5-1/2" depth
22-1/2 lbs.

This is a very nice half-log bowl blank of Texas Bald Cypress. The colors are a very pleasant combination of alternating soft, almost iridescent light to dark browns. This blank was cut from just below a crotch and you can see the beginning of a beautiful "flame" figure on the upper portion of the cut face (top photo). The bark on the back seems pretty tight, so this blank looks to be suitable for either a conventional or natural-edge bowl (I would go for a conventional bowl to try and highlight that flame figure in the side).

The log was cut close to the pith and the pith of the main trunk and both limbs of the crotch are present about 1/2" below the cut face. Where exposed at the cut ends, these three piths are tight and exhibit no pith-cracks. I see no significant flaws.



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Bald Cypress lot 1 $35.00


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Bald Cypress lot 2
11-1/2" x 11-1/2 x 5-1/2" depth
29 lbs.

This is another very nice half-log bowl blank of Texas Bald Cypress. The colors are a very pleasant combination of alternating soft, almost iridescent light to dark browns. This blank was cut from just below a crotch and you can see the beginning of a beautiful "flame" figure on the upper portion of the cut face (top photo). There was also a major side limb on the lower back that should result in some interesting grain and color patterns inside the bowl. A conventional bowl would likely highlight that flame figure in the side and some degree of circular grain and color patterns from that large secondary limb in the bottom.

The log was cut close to the pith of the main trunk and the crotch limbs, but none of these piths remain. The pith of that large side limb is present but should be removed as the bowl is roughed-out into a conventional bowl form. I see no significant flaws.



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Bald Cypress lot 2 $40.00







WHITE ASH:


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White Ash lot WA-160
6" x 6" x 3"
3 lbs.

This is an attractive block of lightly spalted Texas White Ash. The color is an overall light to slightly pinkish brown. The grain pattern on the back side includes some very nice burly character and light chatoyance (bottom photo). This will make a very attractive small bowl or hollow-form.

A small open, bark-lined crotch gap is present on one edge of the annotated face (top photo) and a strip of bark is present on one edge of the back side (bottom photo). There are several small, black-stained borer holes within the block. These holes will not affect the integrity of the piece for turning and will make interesting character features in a finished bowl. There are several small open cracks along one edge of the back side - these and that strip of bark will turn off completely if that side is the bottom of a finished bowl of hollow-form. I see no other cracks or structural flaws.



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White Ash lot WA-160 $12.00


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White Ash lot WA-161
6" x 6" x 3"
3 lbs.

This is a very pretty block of lightly spalted Texas White Ash. The color is an overall light to slightly pinkish brown. The grain pattern on the back side includes a prominent curly grain pattern with strong chatoyance (bottom photo). There is also a nice pattern of grain-crossing rays on two sides - these features should all combine to make a beautiful small bowl or hollow-form.

There are several small and irregular, very thin but open cracks within the complex curly grain on the backside. If this back side is the bottom of a bowl or hollow-from, the small cracks should turn off. I see no other cracks or structural flaws.



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White Ash lot WA-161 $15.00


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White Ash lot WA-162
6" x 6" x 3"
3 lbs.

This is an absolutely beautiful block of lightly spalted Texas White Ash. The color is an overall light to slightly pinkish brown. The grain pattern on both the top and bottom includes a prominent curly grain pattern with strong chatoyance (both photos). There is also a strong pattern of grain-crossing rays with chatoyance on two sides - these features should all combine to make a beautiful small bowl or hollow-form.

The shallow remains of two old borer holes are present on one corner (bottom photo). There also is a small, thin but open strip of apparent "included bark" on another corner (top photo, left side just below the annotation). Located on corners, both of these small flaws will likely turn off as the blank is rounded. There is also one small and apparently shallow, very thin but open crack across the curly grain pattern on the annotated face. This feature is aligned with the pith of the log (but outside this blank) and is likely to be the tail end of a small radial, pith-related crack. If the blank is mounted such that this face is to be the bottom of a bowl or hollow-from, that small crack should turn off. I see no other cracks, checks or structural flaws.



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White Ash lot WA-162 $20.00


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White Ash lot WA-163
6" x 6" x 3"
3 lbs.

This is an attractive block of lightly spalted Texas White Ash. The color is an overall light to slightly pinkish brown. The grain pattern is strong and linear. A strip of bark is present on one edge of the back side (bottom photo).

There are two very shallow but open drying checks across the back face. If the blank is oriented such that the back face is the bottom of the finished bowl or hollow-form, those checks as well as that strip of bark should turn off completely. I see no other cracks, checks or structural flaws.



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White Ash lot WA-163 $12.00


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White Ash lot WA-164
6" x 6" x 3"
3 lbs.

This is another attractive block of lightly spalted Texas White Ash. The color is an overall light to slightly pinkish brown. The grain pattern is strong and linear. A strip of bark is present on one edge of the back side (bottom photo).

There is a single, very shallow but open drying check across the approximate center of the back face. If the blank is oriented such that the back face is the bottom of the finished bowl or hollow-form, that check as well as that strip of bark should turn off completely. I see no other cracks, checks or or structural flaws.



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White Ash lot WA-164 $12.00


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White Ash lot WA-165
6" x 6" x 3"
3 lbs.

This is another attractive block of lightly spalted Texas White Ash. The color is an overall light to slightly pinkish brown. The grain pattern is strong and linear. A strip of bark is present on one edge of the back side (bottom photo).

There are several small and very shallow, but open, drying checks on the upper side (top photo). Again, if the blank is oriented such that the annotated face is the bottom of the finished bowl or hollow-form, those small checks as well as that strip of bark should turn off completely. I see no other cracks, checks or structural flaws.



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White Ash lot WA-165 $12.00


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White Ash lot WA-166
6" x 6" x 3"
3 lbs.

This is another attractive block of lightly spalted Texas White Ash. The color is an overall light to slightly pinkish brown. The grain pattern is strong and linear. A strip of bark is present on one edge of the back side (bottom photo).

There are two small and shallow (<3/8"?), but open, drying checks on the back face. Again, if the blank is oriented such that the back face is the bottom of the finished bowl or hollow-form, those shallow checks as well as that strip of bark should turn off completely. I see no other cracks, checks or structural flaws.



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White Ash lot WA-166 $12.00


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White Ash lot 110
6" x 6" x 3"
3 lbs.

A very nice block of spalted Texas White Ash. It is a beautiful combination of light brown (with a slight pinkish shade) heartwood partially "invaded" by darker brown spalted heartwood that is spreading out from the pith area (that pith is outside the limits of this block). The boundary of the darker spalted area is generally marked by a crisp black spalt line. This spalting pattern should be very interesting in the sides and bottom of a turned bowl.

This block appears to be sound with no significant structural weakness.



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White Ash lot 110 $10.00


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White Ash lot 113
6" x 6-3/4" x 4-1/4"
5 lbs.

This is a very nice block of lightly spalted Texas White Ash. The color is an overall light to slightly pinkish brown. A number of small grain-parallel and frass-filled borer holes are present within the block and most noticeable on the upper (annotated) face. These holes do not appear to affect the integrity of the piece for turning and would make interesting character features in a finished bowl. I would reinforce the frass infill with CA glue when turning.



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White Ash lot 113 $12.00


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White Ash lot 133
6" x 6" x 3"
3-1/4 lbs.

This is a very nice block of Texas White Ash. The colors are a beautiful combination of light and dark browns (with a slight pinkish shade). The grain is tight and smoothly flowing.

This block appears to be sound with no significant structural weakness. It was cut from very close to the pith of the log and the tail end of a small pith-related radial crack is present (right edge, annotated face, upper photo). That crack is short and very shallow (<1/4") at the end-grain face. There are two tiny, black-stained borer holes on the annotated face, one of which is open, the other is naturally infilled. I see no other flaws.




White Ash lot 133 $12.00


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White Ash lot 135
6" x 6" x 3"
3-1/4 lbs.

This is another very nice block of Texas White Ash. The colors are a beautiful combination of light and dark browns (with a slight pinkish shade). The grain is tight and smoothly flowing.

This block appears to be sound with no significant flaws. It was cut from very close to the pith of the log but I see no pith-related cracks. There is one tiny knot and two short, hair-thin dark lines (annotated face, top photo) that I suspect are tiny bark inclusions.




White Ash lot 135 $14.00


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White Ash lot 136
6" x 6" x 3"
3-1/4 lbs.

This is another very nice block of Texas White Ash. The colors are a beautiful combination of light and dark browns (with a slight pinkish shade). The grain is tight and smoothly flowing.

This block was cut from very close to the pith of the log and a small section of a shallow pith-related ring crack is present (upper edge, bottom photo). That crack is short into the flat face of the block and approximately 1/8" deep on the adjacent end-grain face. I would make this face the bottom of the bowl and that small ring crack will turn off immediately. There are four tiny, black-stained borer holes on the annotated face, all of which are open. There is also one oval knot on the bottom face (bottom photo)

I judge this blank to be sound with no significant flaws.



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White Ash lot 136 $12.00


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White Ash lot 137
6" x 6" x 3"
3-1/4 lbs.

This is another very nice block of Texas White Ash. Again, the colors are a beautiful combination of light and dark browns (with a slight pinkish shade). The grain is also tight and smoothly flowing, but this time it includes a nice undulation in the "near-pith" area (top photo).

This block appears to be sound with no significant flaws. It was cut from very close to the pith of the log but I see no pith-related cracks. There are two (and possibly 3) tiny, black-stained borer holes (bottom photo).




White Ash lot 137 $14.00


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White Ash lot 152
6" x 6" x 3-1/4"
3-1/2 lbs.

This is another very nice block of Texas White Ash. Again, the colors are a beautiful combination of light and dark browns (with a slight pinkish shade). In this case, the grain in the lower portion is tight and smoothly flowing, but that on the upper (annotated) face includes a tight burly pattern (top photo). I would mount this block with the burly face as the bottom of a conventional bowl form, hoping that that burly pattern would be exposed within the finished bowl.

This block was cut well away from the pith and I see no pith-related cracks. However, it does include several drying checks. Two long but apparently very shallow checks extend across part of the annotated face (annotated on the top photo). With a depth of less than 1/4" at the end-grain faces, they appear to be very shallow. Two additional drying checks are present on one side. One is deep but, located close to the corner, it should turn off completely in a bowl form.

I see no other significant flaws.



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White Ash lot 152 $14.00


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White Ash lot 153
6" x 6" x 3-1/4"
3-1/2 lbs.

This is another very nice block of Texas White Ash. Again, the colors are a beautiful combination of light and dark browns (with a slight pinkish shade). In this case, the grain in the lower portion is tight and smoothly flowing, but that on the upper (annotated) face includes a more complex pattern (top photo). I would mount this block with the annotated face as the bottom of a conventional bowl form, hoping that that more complex pattern would be exposed within the finished bowl.

This block was also cut from well away from the pith and I see no pith-related cracks. However, it does include the remains of two drying checks. Two apparently very shallow checks extend across part of the annotated face (faintly visible just to the right of center, top photo). With a depth of less than 1/4" at the end-grain faces, they appear to be very shallow.

I see no other significant flaws.



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White Ash lot 153 $14.00


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White Ash lot 155
6" x 6" x 3-1/4"
3-3/4 lbs.

This is another very nice block of Texas White Ash. Again, the colors are a beautiful combination of light and dark browns (with a slight pinkish shade). In this case, the grain in the lower portion is tight and smoothly flowing, but that on the upper (annotated) face includes a tight burly pattern (top photo). I would mount this block with the burly face as the bottom of a conventional bowl form, hoping that that burly pattern would be exposed within the finished bowl.

This block was cut well away from the pith and I see no pith-related cracks. However, it does include two drying checks that extend across part of the annotated face (one of which is clearly visible on the top photo). With a depth of approximately 1/4" or less at the end-grain faces, they appear to be very shallow.

I see no other significant flaws.




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White Ash lot 155 $14.00


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White Ash lot 118
6" x 6" x 12"
13 lbs.

This is another very nice large, square-section block of spalted Texas White Ash. I would also consider this for a tall hollow-form or vase. The color is an overall light to slightly pinkish brown.

A large but shallow borer tunnel forms a large black groove on the back side (lower photo). Depending on the planned form, this may well turn-off. Several small open holes are also present at the opposite end of the block. These holes do not appear to affect the integrity of the piece for turning and again, may make interesting character features in the finished piece.




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White Ash lot 118 $25.00


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White Ash lot 144
6" x 6" x 11-3/4"
13 lbs.

This is a large, square-section block of spalted Texas White Ash. I would consider this for a tall hollow-form, vase or possibly an urn. The color is an overall light to slightly pinkish brown.

This blank was cut from the log right along the pith, and several prominent pith-related, low-angle radial cracks are present on one side (bottom photo). One of these radials, visible at the end-grain face, is present as deep as 5/8" into the side of the block, so the presence of these pith-related flaws may reduce the useable diameter of a turning by an inch or so. The price reflects these cracks. I see no other significant flaws.



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White Ash lot 144 $30.00


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White Ash lot 145
6" x 6" x 11-3/4"
13-1/2 lbs.

This is a very nice large, square-section block of spalted Texas White Ash. The color is an overall light to slightly pinkish brown. It was cut from the area of a complex crotch and the grain includes some curl and other attractive patterns. I would consider this for a tall hollow-form, vase or possibly an urn.

This blank was cut from the inner portion of the crotch and the main pith is present along one side (bottom photo). In addition, the piths of several other limbs are exposed at one end (top photo). I see no pith-related cracks in the exposed ends but there is a single short crack crack on the side adjacent to the main pith (the upper side of the bottom photo, but the crack is not visible). Probing suggests that it is less thn 1/4" deep. There is also a curving linear gap on one side (right side, bottom photo), and a thin, linear bark-lined gap on one end (top photo). These appear to be "crotch gaps" associated with old secondary limbs. Some portions of these will turn off as the block is rounded but some will remain and must be considered in the design.

I see no other significant flaws.



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White Ash lot 147
6" x 6" x 11-1/2"
12-3/4 lbs.

This is another attractive, large, square-section block of spalted Texas White Ash. The color is an overall light to slightly pinkish brown. The grain is an attractive, smoothly flowing, linear pattern. I would consider this for a tall hollow-form, vase or possibly an urn.

This blank was cut from the inner portion of the log very close to the pith (top photo). I see no pith-related cracks in the exposed ends but there is a single short crack and two tiny cracks on the side closest to the absent pith (lower portion of the annotated face, top photo). They are very low angle cracks, relative to the cut face, and probing suggests that they are less than 1/4" deep. I consider these to be minor, and I see no significant flaws.



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White Ash lot 148
6" x 6" x 11"
12-1/4 lbs.

This is another very nice large, square-section block of spalted Texas White Ash. The color is an overall light to slightly pinkish brown. The grain is an attractive, smoothly linear pattern. I would consider this for a tall hollow-form, vase or possibly an urn.

This blank was cut from the inner portion of the log but well away from the pith. I see no evidence of any pith-related cracks. There is a single long (~5") drying check on one side and the adjacent end (top photo, lower portion of the right side and end-grain face, but the check is only faintly visible). The check is less than 1/2" deep at the exposed end-grain face. Since it is off-center on the side and end, most of the check will turn off as the blank is roughed to round. Any portion remaining should be reinforced (and filled if necessary) with CA glue during turning. I consider this to be a minor flaw.

There is a long series of low-angle borer holes close to and sub-parallel with the drying check described above. Those are the darker brown stripes on the right side of the top photo. They are frass-filled and appear to be confined to the very outer portion of the wood. I consider these to also constitute minor flaws; they are likely to turn off as the block is roughed to round.

I see no significant flaws in this block.



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White Ash lot 148 $40.00


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White Ash lot WA-185
3" x 3" x 10-3/4"
2-1/2 lbs.

This is a nice 3 inch square-section, end-grain block of Texas White Ash with features that offers additional creative opportunity. It was cut from the area of a small crotch and the grain pattern in the lower portion includes a degree of complexity related to that crotch - flame figure, patches of curly grain and a moderate degree of chatoyance. The creative opportunity is related to other crotch-related elements: the pith of the crotch-forming side limb (but sound with no sign of pith-related cracking), three distinct linear areas of included bark (two of which include open gaps) and two prominent and open borer holes. Those open bark inclusions and borer holes might be left open in the finished turning or filled with some type of attractive and eye-catching medium such as turquoise.

The color is an overall light to slightly pinkish brown. The overall grain pattern is strong and linear above the crotch-influence figured area. There is one very small (3/8" long) and tight crack on one face at one end - nothing to worry over. I see no other cracks, checks or "flaws" in this blank.



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White Ash lot WA-185 $20.00


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White Ash lot WA-167
3" x 3" x 12-1/4"
3 lbs.

This is a very nice 3 inch square-section, end-grain block of Texas White Ash. The color is an overall light to slightly pinkish brown with strong inter-grain stripes of darker brown (spalting?) and a strip of bark along half of one edge (top photo). The grain pattern is strong and linear but nicely figured in the younger wood below that strip of bark. It also includes a subtle hint of curl with light chatoyance.

There are two thin strips of "included bark" on two edges of the blank (top photo, left edge of annotated face and lower edge of left side). There are also two very small drying checks on the annotated face - one just below the smaller strip of included bark and one at the lower end, to the left of the bark on the edge (top photo). These are thin and tight and appear to be very shallow - I do not consider them to be significant flaws.

I see no other cracks, checks or "flaws" in this blank.


White Ash lot WA-167 $15.00


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White Ash lot WA-168
3" x 3" x 12-1/4"
3 lbs.

This is a very nice, near perfect 3 inch square end-grain block of Texas White Ash. The color is an overall light to slightly pinkish brown. The grain pattern is strong and linear.

There are two thin drying checks close to one edge (bottom photo, near end of the upper face, but barely visible). These are thin and tight and appear to be very shallow and, located close to the edge, they should turn off as the blank is rounded.

I see no other cracks, checks or "flaws" in this blank.



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White Ash lot WA-168 $15.00


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White Ash lot WA-169
3" x 3" x 10"
2-1/2 lbs.

This is another very nice 3 inch square-section, end-grain block of Texas White Ash. The color is an overall light to slightly pinkish brown with strong inter-grain stripes of darker brown (spalting?) and a pattern of crisp, pencil-line spalting along one side and edge (both photos). An incomplete strip of bark is also present along one half of one edge (bottom photo). The grain pattern is strong and linear but nicely figured in the younger wood below that incomplete strip of bark. The grain also includes a distinct ripple pattern with light chatoyance.

I see no cracks, checks or other structural "flaws" in this blank.


White Ash lot WA-169 $15.00


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White Ash lot WA-170
3" x 3" x 8-1/4"
2 lbs.

This is a very pretty 3 inch square-section, end-grain block of Texas White Ash. The color is an overall light to slightly pinkish brown with strong inter-grain stripes of darker brown (spalting?). The grain pattern is strong and linear but nicely figured to burly in the younger wood of the annotated face (top photo). There is chatoyance in the grain pattern of the annotated face. There are a number of small, black-stained bug holes in two faces that will add "character" to the finished turning.

On the negative side, there is a single long, thin and apparently very shallow drying check running lengthwise across the annotated face (top photo). The grain pattern in that face is so nice that I would simply reinforce the check with thin CA glue before turning, rather than trying to turn the check off. There is also a thin and tight crack on the back side (not really apparent in the photos). It appears to be the very tail end of a pith-related radial crack located outside the block. Again, I consider it to be minor and would simply reinforce with thin CA and turn away! The price below reflects the presence of these minor cracks/checks. I see no other cracks, checks or "flaws" in this blank.


White Ash lot WA-170 $12.00


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White Ash lot WA-171
3" x 3" x 12-1/4"
3 lbs.

This is a very nice, near perfect 3 inch square end-grain block of Texas White Ash. The color is an overall light to slightly pinkish brown. The grain pattern is strong and linear.

There is one thin drying check close to one edge (top photo, right side of far end of the annotated face). It is thin and tight and appears to be very shallow. Located close to the edge, it should turn off as the blank is rounded. I see no other cracks, checks or "flaws".



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White Ash lot WA-171 $10.00


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White Ash lot WA-172
3" x 2-3/4" x 4"
1 lbs.

This is a nice, small 3 inch square end-grain block of spalted Texas White Ash - suitable for a Christmas ornament, bottle stopper or other small turning. The color is an overall light to slightly pinkish brown with shades of darker brown spalting and several areas of attractive pencil-line spalting.

There are three separate pith-related radial cracks in this block. One is prominent (top photo, lower left side) and two are small and indistinct (bottom photo, far end of upper left edge - but hard to see due their small size). The good news is that all are located close to edges and will turn off as the block is rounded. I see no other cracks, checks or "flaws".



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White Ash lot WA-172 $5.00


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White Ash lot WA-174
2-1/2" x 2-1/2" x 16-3/4"
3 lbs.

This is a very nice, near perfect 2-1/2 inch square end-grain block of Texas White Ash. The color is an overall light to slightly pinkish brown. The grain pattern is strong and linear.

The only flaw that I see is a small and thin drying check in the center of one side (top photo, left side - that barely visible dark line). This looks to be shallow, the tail-end remnant of a larger check located outside this block. I would just reinforce it with CA glue. I see no other cracks, checks or "flaws" in this block.



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White Ash lot WA-174 $15.00


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White Ash lot WA-175
2-1/2" x 2-1/2" x 10"
1-3/4 lbs.

This is another nice, near perfect 2-1/2 inch square end-grain block of Texas White Ash. The color is an overall light to slightly pinkish brown. The grain pattern is strong and linear. There are a number of small, black-stained bug holes scattered throughout.

The only visible flaw is a single small drying check located on one edge (bottom photo, left side, lower edge of far end - but not really visible). This will turn off immediately as the blank is rounded. I see no other cracks or checks.


White Ash lot WA-175 $12.00


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White Ash lot WA-186
2-1/2" x 2-1/2" x 10"
2 lbs.

This is another nice 2-1/2 inch square end-grain block of Texas White Ash. The color is an overall light to slightly pinkish brown. The grain pattern is strong and linear, with a single small, black-stained bug hole on one side.

It was cut from very close to the pith of the log and, while that pith lies outside the block, one prominent but very thin and tight, pith-related crack is present along one edge. Viewed from one end (top photo, upper right corner of the end-grain face) this crack is very shallow and in that area and at least a portion of the remaining edge, will turn off as the block is roughed to round. But, at the other end (bottom photo, end-grain face), it is ~1-1/2" deep and will have to be considered. It being an old (not active) and very tight crack, I would simply reinforce it with thin CA glue before turning. In addition, there is a second small and tight crack on a short portion of one other edge (top photo, lower-right corner, but only faintly visible). Being short, shallow and confined to that edge, this crack will turn off immediately as the blank is rounded. I see no other cracks, checks or other flaws.


White Ash lot WA-186 $10.00


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White Ash lot WA-187
2-1/2" x 2-1/2" x 6-1/2"
1-1/4 lbs.

This is a very nice, lightly spalted 2-1/2 inch square end-grain block of Texas White Ash. The color is an overall light to slightly pinkish brown. The grain pattern is strong and linear to gently curving with a slight hint of chatoyance. There are three small, black-stained bug holes but they are confined to the edges and should turn off as the block is rounded.

The spalting in this block consists of a light pattern of pencil-line spalting on the annotated face, one edge and the exposed end-grain face of the top photo. It is shallow and, unfortunately, much of it will turn off as the block is rounded. I see no cracks, checks or other flaws.


White Ash lot WA-187 $10.00


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White Ash lot WA-176
2-1/4" x 2-1/4" x 5-1/4"
3/4 lbs.

This is a pretty little end-grain block of Texas White Ash suitable for one or more Christmas ornaments and or bottle stoppers. The color is an overall light to slightly pinkish brown. The grain pattern is strong and curving with a bit of burly pattern on one face (the annotated face, top photo). There is also a bit of rippled character with light chatoyance on the other three faces (both photos).

There is a small area of wane (absent bark) on one corner. I see no cracks, checks or other significant flaws.



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White Ash lot WA-176 $10.00


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White Ash lot WA-177
2-1/2" x 2-1/2" x 16-3/4"
3 lbs.

This is a near perfect 2 inch square end-grain block of Texas White Ash. The color is an overall light to slightly pinkish brown. The grain pattern is strong and linear.

There are several small, black-stained bug holes scattered throughout. I see no cracks, checks or other "flaws" in this block.


White Ash lot WA-177 $12.00


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White Ash lot 120
3" x 3" x 12"
3-1/2 lbs.

This is a very nice square-section block of spalted Texas White Ash suitable for turned boxes, goblets or perhaps a nice pepper/salt mill. The color is an overall light to slightly pinkish brown, with some darker brown spalting.

Frass-filled borer holes are present along two-thirds of one edge (top photo) and a part of the two adjacent sides (right edge, top photo). I would reinforce the frass infill with CA glue when turning and anticipate that they would make interesting character features in the finished piece. Otherwise, this block is sound.




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White Ash lot 120 $10.00


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White Ash lot 125
2-3/4" x 3" x 12"
3 lbs.

This is another very nice approximately 3-inch square-section block of spalted Texas White Ash. It is also suitable for turned boxes, goblets or perhaps a nice pepper/salt mill. The color is an overall light to slightly pinkish brown, with some darker brown spalting.

Several elongated, frass-filled borer holes are present on one edge on the upper half (left side, bottom photo). I would simply reinforce them with CA glue during turning. Otherwise, this block appears to be quite sound.




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White Ash lot 125 $10.00


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White Ash lot 139
3" x 3" x 12"
3-1/4 lbs.

This is a very nice 3-inch square-section, end-grain block of Texas White Ash. I considerate it suitable for a nice pepper/salt mill, two large goblets or perhaps several turned boxes. The color is an overall light to slightly pinkish brown with strong inter-grain stripes of darker brown (spalting?).

I see no cracks, knots, borer holes or other "flaws" in this blank.



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White Ash lot 139 $14.00


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White Ash lot 158
3-1/4" x 3-1/4" x 12"
3-3/4 lbs.

This is a very nice +3-inch square-section, end-grain block of Texas White Ash. I considerate it suitable for a nice pepper/salt mill, two large goblets or perhaps several turned boxes. The color is an overall light to slightly pinkish brown with strong inter-grain stripes of darker brown (spalting?).

The extreme tail end of a surface drying check is present on the annotated face (top photo). This is thin and tight and appears to be very shallow. There is a second small check in the lower left-hand corner of that same face. With a depth of approximately 3/8" it should turn off completely as the block is rounded.

I see no other "flaws" in this blank.


White Ash lot 158 $15.00


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White Ash lot 159
3-1/4" x 3-1/4" x 12"
3-1/2 lbs.

This is another very nice +3-inch square-section, end-grain block of Texas White Ash. I considerate it suitable for a nice pepper/salt mill, two large goblets or perhaps several turned boxes. The color is an overall light to slightly pinkish brown with strong inter-grain stripes of darker brown (spalting?).

I see no cracks, checks, knots, borer holes or other "flaws" in this blank.


White Ash lot 159 $15.00


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White Ash lot 140
3" x 3" x 10"
2-1/2 lbs.

This is a very nice 3-inch square-section, end-grain block of Texas White Ash. I considerate it suitable for a nice pepper/salt mill or perhaps several turned boxes. The color is an overall light to slightly pinkish brown with strong inter-grain stripes of darker brown (spalting?) and a darker-brown "shading" that crosses a portion of the grain (bottom photo, definite spalting).

I see no cracks, knots, borer holes or other "flaws" in this blank.




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White Ash lot 140 $12.00


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White Ash lot 141
3" x 3" x 10"
2-3/4 lbs.

This is another very nice 3-inch square-section, end-grain block of Texas White Ash. I considerate it suitable for a nice pepper/salt mill or perhaps several turned boxes. The color is an overall light to slightly pinkish brown with strong inter-grain stripes of darker brown.

I see no cracks, knots or checks. There are two prominent borer holes in one edge of one end (upper end on bottom photo and left side of the end-grain face, top photo). I see no other "flaws" in this blank.




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White Ash lot 141 $12.00


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White Ash lot 142
3" x 3" x 5-3/8"
1-1/2 lbs.

This is a very nice small 3-inch square-section, end-grain block of Texas White Ash. I would consider it for a small vase or turned box. The color is an overall light to slightly pinkish brown with strong inter-grain stripes of darker brown.

I see no cracks, knots or checks. There is one small, elongated, black-stained borer hole in one edge that should turn off immediately as the blank is roughed-out. I see no significant "flaws" in this blank.


White Ash lot 142 $6.00


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White Ash lot 143
3" x 3" x 5-3/8"
1-1/2 lbs.

This is another very nice small 3-inch square-section, end-grain block of Texas White Ash. I would consider it for a small vase or turned box. The color is an overall light to slightly pinkish brown with strong inter-grain stripes of darker brown.

I see no cracks, knots or checks. There are several very small black-stained borer holes (both photos), most of which should turn off as the blank is roughed-out. I see no significant "flaws" in this blank.




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White Ash lot 143 $6.00


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White Ash lot 128
3-1/2" x 3-1/2" x 4-3/4"
2 lbs.

This is a nice small, square-section block of spalted Texas White Ash suitable for a small turned box, several Christmas ornaments or other small items. The color is an overall light to slightly pinkish brown, with some darker brown spalting and very attractive grain patterns.

Two small open and apparently shallow borer holes are present on the lower edge of the face (top photo). This block is quite solid with no sign of any other borer holes.




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White Ash lot 128 $7.00


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White Ash lot 131
3" x 3" x 6"
1-1/2 lbs.

This is a nice small block of spalted Texas White Ash suitable for a small turned box, goblet, several Christmas ornaments or other small items. The color is an overall light to slightly pinkish brown, with some darker brown spalting and very attractive grain patterns.

This block is quite solid but does have several frass-filled borer holes scattered throughout the back half. I would reinforce these frass-filled holes with CA glue as I was turning - they will add interesting character to whatever you create.


White Ash lot 131 $6.00


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White Ash lot 132
3" x 5" x 8"
4 lbs.

This is a nice block of spalted Texas White Ash. Due to its size and shape, it could be cut-down into smaller blanks for several turnings (two goblets, two small bowls, pen blanks, etc). The color is an overall light to slightly pinkish brown, with some darker brown spalting, especially along one back edge. It also has very attractive grain patterns.

This block is solid but does have several frass-filled borer holes scattered throughout the back half and a fairly large open area of shallow tear-out on the back. That black line next to the tearout is a solid black spalt line, not a crack. I would reinforce these frass-filled holes with CA glue as I was turning - they will add interesting character to whatever you create.




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White Ash lot 132 $12.00


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White Ash lot WA-178
5" x 12-1/2" x 7/8"
1-1/2 lbs.

This is a nice, small board of lightly spalted and burly Texas White Ash. The color is an overall light to slightly pinkish brown with shades of darker brown spalting. It also exhibits a light chatoyance in the burly areas.

I see no cracks or other significant flaws. It was cut from the burly outer portion of the log and it does have one small, tightly-closed check in the center of the annotated face (top photo). This is the shallow, tail-end of a larger check that was present in the outermost sapwood (now removed). There are also a couple of circular saw-tooth marks that were not removed when it went thru the planer (top photo, lower left corner), and two thin and shallow strips of bark on the edges of the back side.



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White Ash lot WA-178 $8.00


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White Ash lot WA-181
3-1/4" x 12" x 3/4"
1 lb.

This is another nice, small board of lightly spalted and burly Texas White Ash. The color is an overall light to slightly pinkish brown with shades of darker brown spalting. It also exhibits a light chatoyance in the burly areas.

I see no cracks, checks or other significant flaws.


White Ash lot WA-181 $7.00


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White Ash lot WA-182
2-1/2" x 12" x 7/8"
3/4 lb.

This is a nice, small board of Texas White Ash. The color is an overall light to slightly pinkish brown.

I see no cracks, checks or other significant flaws.


White Ash lot WA-182 $7.00







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Texas Ash lot 100
4" x 4" x 10-1/2"
5 lbs.

This is a very nice and interesting end-grain block of what I believe is native Texas Ash. The color is an overall light brown with a "streaky" darker brown close to the heart.

It was cut from close to the pith and several dark-brown borer holes are present in the immediate area of that pith (top photo). They seem to be quite shallow and most will turn off as the block is rounded. Any that remain might be filled with colored epoxy or inlace and make interesting character features in the finished piece. Otherwise, this block is sound with no visible cracks or other flaws.



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Texas Ash lot 100 $15.00


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Texas Ash lot 103
3" x 3" x 12-1/2"
3-1/2 lbs.

This is another very nice, and long, end-grain block of native Texas Ash. The color is an overall light brown with darker brown shades closer to the pith area.

This block was cut from close to the pith but none of that pith remains in this piece. However, four small, isolated and apparently shallow (<1/2"?) dark-brown/black borer holes are present on the sides (all four sides visible in the photos). The outer portion will turn off as the block is rounded, but some will remain unless the diameter is reduced to ~2-1/2". Any portions that remain could be filled with colored epoxy or inlace to make interesting character features in the finished piece. Otherwise, this block is sound with no visible cracks or other flaws.



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Texas Ash lot 103 $12.00


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Texas Ash lot 104
3" x 3" x 9-1/2"
2-1/2 lbs.

This is another very nice end-grain block of native Texas Ash. The color is an overall light brown.

This block was also cut from close to the pith but none of that pith remains in this piece. One small, dark-brown/black borer hole is present on one face about 1-1/2" one end and extends thru from that side to the end (lower sides, top photo and end visible on bottom photo). The outer portion will turn off as the block is rounded, but some will remain unless the diameter is reduced or the end is trimmed. There is also a small and irregular dark-brown/black non-borer hole (bark gap?) is present on the opposite end (top photo) that may remain after the block is roughed-out. Any portion that these holes that remain could be filled with colored epoxy or inlace to make interesting character features. Otherwise, this block is sound with no visible cracks or other flaws.




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Texas Ash lot 104 $10.00


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Texas Ash lot 105
3" x 3" x 14-1/2"
3-1/2 lbs.

This is another very nice, and long, end-grain block of native Texas Ash. The color is an overall light brown.

This block was cut from the outer portion of the log, well away from the pith. However one small shallow (<1/4"?) dark-brown/black borer hole is present close to the edge on one side (top face, lower photo). It appears that this will be removed completely as the blank is roughed-out. I see no cracks or other flaws.



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Texas Ash lot 105 $14.00


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Texas Ash lot 106
2-1/2" x 2-1/2" x 8"
2 lbs.

This is an interesting, small end-grain block of native Texas Ash. The color is an overall light brown with darker brown zones within a complex grain pattern close to the original center of the log.

It was cut diagonally thru the pith and a portion of that pith remains. A cluster of small dark-brown borer holes are associated with that pith at one end of the block (lower photo). They seem to be quite shallow and most will turn off as the block is rounded. Any that remain might be filled with colored epoxy or inlace and make interesting character features in the finished piece. Otherwise, this block is sound with no visible cracks or other flaws.




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Texas Ash lot 106 $7.00


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Texas Ash lot 107
2-1/2" x 2-1/2" x 11"
2-1/2 lbs.

This is an interesting, small end-grain block of native Texas Ash. The color is an overall light brown with a nice, linear grain pattern.

The block was cut well clear of the pith. However, a single 1/4"-wide, dark-brown borer hole is present on one face (top lower photo). This hole intersects the face at a low angle and appear to be very shallow (<1/4"). Most of it will turn off as the block is rounded and it appears that all would be removed if the finished diameter were reduced to ~2". Again, any portion that remains could be filled with colored epoxy or inlace and make an interesting character feature in the finished piece. Otherwise, this block is sound with no visible cracks or other flaws.



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Texas Ash lot 107 $10.00


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Texas Ash lot 108
2" x 2" x 14"
1-3/4 lbs.

This is a very nice, small end-grain block of native Texas Ash. The color is an overall light brown with a nice, linear grain pattern.

The block was cut well clear of the pith and is quite sound - there are no pith, pith-associated borer holes or other visible flaws.



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Texas Ash lot 108 $10.00


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Texas Ash lot 109
2" x 2" x 12"
1-3/4 lbs.

This is another interesting, small end-grain block of native Texas Ash. The color is an overall light brown with a nice, linear grain pattern.

The block was cut well clear of the pith and close to the outer portion of the log. A thin strip of bark remains on one edge (bottom photo). A single 3/16"-wide, dark-brown, frass-filled borer hole is present at the lower end of the annotated face (top photo). The upper portion of this borer hole will turn off as the block is rounded; again, any portion that remains could be filled with colored epoxy or inlace and make an interesting character feature in the finished piece. Otherwise, this block is sound with no visible cracks or other flaws.



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Texas Ash lot 109 $9.00


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Texas Ash lot 110
2" x 2" x 14"
2 lbs.

This is another, near-perfect, small end-grain block of native Texas Ash. The color is an overall light brown with a nice, linear grain pattern.

The block was cut well clear of the pith and there is no pith or pith-associated borer holes present. There are two short and tight checks in the lower end (too tight to see on the photos). I would reinforce these with CA glue before I turned. Otherwise, this block is sound with no other visible flaws.



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Texas Ash lot 110 $10.00


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Texas Ash lot 111
4" x 4" x 12"
5-1/2 lbs.

This is a very nice and interesting end-grain block of native Texas Ash. The color is an overall light brown with a "streaky" darker brown close to the heart.

It was cut from close to the pith but none remains. The log was small and this piece represents approximately 1/4, with a wide strip of bark along one edge. There are no visible borer holes. There are two very minor, short and tight checks on one end (too small to be visible, but on the end exposed on the bottom photo). I would reinforce these with CA glue before I turned. Otherwise, this block is sound with no other visible flaws.




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Texas Ash lot 111 $17.00


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Texas Ash Lot 113
13" diameter x 3" thick
12 lbs.

This is a nice rounded, bowl block of native Texas Ash. This is a half-log with full bark on the back which has been bandsawn to a full round (to reduce shipping weight) with the pith removed. It is essentially ready to be mounted on your lathe and turned to create a conventional or natural-edge bowl. It was cut from a large crotch and, as visible in the photos, it exhibits a strong, symmetrical, crotch-type flame figure.

This blank exhibits some very interesting pencil-line spalting and that spalting has advanced to some light decay. However, the wood is still quite sound and should be no problem. A small thin and tight barky crotch-gap is present in the central portion of the crotch (top photo) and several small, dark-brown/black borer holes are present at the cut face and in the bark and shallow sapwood. I don't know how these will work out since I am not turning the blank, but I would just be prepared to fill any holes with colorful epoxy as/if they are revealed.

I see no sign of any checking, cracks or other structural flaws.


Texas Ash Lot 113 $28.00


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Texas Ash Lot 114
13" diameter x 3" thick
15 lbs.

This is another nicely rounded, bowl block of native Texas Ash. It is a half-log with (almost) full bark on the back which has been bandsawn to a round shape to reduce shipping weight and make it ready to be mounted on your lathe. I would recommend a conventional bowl form from this blank. Cut from a large crotch, this blank exhibits a strong, symmetrical, crotch-type flame figure (top photo). The pith from the main trunk is present along with that of one of the limbs. However, The only visible pith-related crack that I see is confined to the pith associated with one of the secondary limbs (bottom photo). In a conventional bowl form, this area woyld be removed as the blank is roughed-out. If any portion of the crack remained, I would reinforce and fill it with eposy or CA glue.

This blank exhibits some light pencil-line spalting and an area spalting has advanced to very light decay (top photo). However, the wood is still quite sound and should be no problem. A small thin and tight barky crotch-gap is present in the central portion of the crotch (top photo) and several small, dark-brown/black borer holes are present at the cut face and in the bark and shallow sapwood. I don't know how these will work out since I am not turning the blank, but I would just be prepared to fill any holes with colorful epoxy as/if they are revealed.

I see no sign of any other checks, cracks or structural flaws.



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Texas Ash Lot 115
6" diameter x 3" thick
3 lbs.

This is a very nice bowl blank of burly Texas Ash. This is a half-log blank with full bark on the back side, ready to be turned as either a conventional or natural-edge bowl. It comes from a tree with numerous burl buds that extend out from the deep interior to form prominent ridges and mounds on the barky surface (top photo). Two large and one small buds are present in this blank.

The log was halved right thru the pith and a portion of the tight pith is present at the surface (dark brown stripe(s), top photo). There are several extremely tight radial cracks/checks visible at the end-grain faces (middle photo). These are very thin and I recommend simply reinforcing them with thin CA glue before turning. I see no sign of any other structural flaws.


Texas Ash Lot 115 $20.00


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Texas Ash Lot 116
6" diameter x 3" thick
3 lbs.

This is another nice bowl blank of burly Texas Ash. This is a half-log blank with full bark on the back side, ready to be turned as either a conventional or natural-edge bowl. It comes from a tree with numerous burl buds that extend out from the deep interior to form prominent ridges and mounds on the barky surface (top photo). One large and at least three small buds are present in this blank.

The log was halved right thru the pith and a portion of the tight pith is present at the surface (dark brown stripe(s), top photo). There are several extremely tight radial cracks/checks visible at the end-grain faces (middle photo). These are very thin and I recommend simply reinforcing them with thin CA glue before turning. I see no sign of any other structural flaws.


Texas Ash Lot 116 $20.00


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Texas Ash Lot 118
7" x 8" x 2-1/2" thick
3-1/2 lbs.

This is a smaller bowl blank of Texas Ash, suitable for a bowl of approximately 5" diameter and 2 to 2-1/2 depth. This is a half-log blank with full bark on the back side, ready to be turned as either a conventional or natural-edge bowl. It comes from a tree with numerous burl buds that extend out from the deep interior to form prominent ridges and mounds on the barky surface (top photo). One large and at least two small buds are present in this blank.

The log was halved very close to the pith and all of the pith appears to have been removed. One very small and tight radial check is present on one face (bottom photo, but too small to see). I see no other structural flaws.


Texas Ash Lot 118 $20.00


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Texas Ash Lot 119
7" x 8" x 2-1/2" thick
3-1/2 lbs.

This is another smaller, half-log bowl blank of Texas Ash, suitable for a bowl of approximately 5" diameter and 2 to 2-1/2 depth. It has full bark on the back side and is ready to be turned as either a conventional or natural-edge bowl (or a nice oval hollow-form if desired). It comes from a tree with numerous burl buds that extend out from the deep interior to form prominent ridges and mounds on the barky surface (top photo). In this case I see three smaller bud mounds on the back side.

The log was halved very close to the pith and most of the pith has been removed. One very small and tight, pith-related radial crack is present at one end of the blank (bottom photo), but very thin and difficult to see). There is also one fairly large knot on the annotated face (top photo). I see no other structural flaws.


Texas Ash Lot 119 $20.00


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Texas Ash Lot 120
6" diameter x 3" thick
3 lbs.

This is a very nice bowl blank of burly Texas Ash. This is a half-log blank with full bark on the back side, ready to be turned as either a conventional or natural-edge bowl. It comes from a tree with numerous burl buds that extend out from the deep interior to form prominent ridges and mounds on the barky surface (top photo). Two large buds and at least one small bud are present in this blank.

The log was halved very close to the pith and most of that tight pith is present at or just below the surface (see end-grain faces of middle and bottom photo). That pith is quite sound but does include at least one small and very thin radial cracks (faintly visible on the middle photo). Since the photos were taken, that one tiny crack as well as two previously invisible radial cracks on the opposite end, have opened up into larger drying checks. These are still not major flaws and I would reinforce them with CA glue and, if necessary, fill any remaining gaps during turning. There is also one fairly large knot on the annotated face (top photo). I see no sign of any other structural flaws.


Texas Ash Lot 120 $20.00







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Green Ash GA-100
~6" diameter x ~2-1/2" depth
4 lbs.

This is a nice, small half-log bowl blank from Texas Green Ash. The color is a soft brown, in both the heartwood and sapwood, with a thin section of darker brown bark on the backside.

This blank will work well for a conventional bowl, and with full and tight bark - especially well for a natural-edge bowl. The log section halved to produce this blank was cut close to the pith and most has been removed. What remains is tight with only two small, but open pith-related radial cracks. I recommend use for a NE bowl form where those small cracks would readily turn off.

I see no other cracks, borer holes or structural flaws.


Green Ash GA-100 $10.00


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Green Ash GA-101
~6" diameter x ~2-1/2" depth
4 lbs.

This is another nice, small half-log bowl blank from Texas Green Ash. The color is a soft brown, both heartwood and sapwood, with a thin section of darker brown bark on the backside.

This blank will work well for a conventional bowl, and with full and tight bark, especially well for a natural-edge bowl. The log section halved to produce this blank was cut thru the pith and most has been removed. What remains is tight with only very thin and short pith-related radial cracks. Those small cracks would be readily removed when turning if a NE bowl form is planned.

I see no other cracks, borer holes or structural flaws.


Green Ash GA-101 $10.00


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Green Ash GA-102
~6" diameter x ~2-1/2" depth
4 lbs.

This is another nice, small half-log bowl blank from Texas Green Ash. This one includes the growth point of a side limb, forming a small crotch grain figure on one side. The color is a soft brown, both heartwood and sapwood, with prominent streaks of darker brown and beige within that crotch grain. It also has full and tight bark on the backside and would work well for a natural-edge bowl form. That form would also, hopefully, preserve a portion of that colorful crotch grain in the side of the bowl.

The log section halved to produce this blank was cut thru the pith and most has been removed. What remains is tight but includes a number of pith-related radial cracks, especially on one end (top photo, end-grain face). Again the advantage of a NE bowl form is that most, if not all, of those small cracks would be readily removed as the bottom is turned.

I see no other cracks, checks, borer holes or structural flaws.


Green Ash GA-102 $12.00


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Green Ash GA-103
~6" diameter x 3" depth
4-1/4 lbs.

This is another nice, small half-log bowl blank from Texas Green Ash - the other half of the log section that yielded GA-102 above. This one also includes the growth point of a side limb with a small crotch grain figure. The color is also a soft brown, both heartwood and sapwood, with prominent streaks of darker brown and beige within that crotch grain. It also has full and tight bark on the backside and would work well for a natural-edge bowl form. That form would also, hopefully, preserve a portion of that colorful crotch grain in the side of the bowl.

The log section includes a thin portion of the pith just below the face. It is slightly open and is the focus of a number of tight radial cracks, especially on one end (top photo, end-grain face). Again, the advantage of a NE bowl form is that most, if not all, of the pith and those thin (and likely shallow) cracks would be turned-off as the bottom is shaped.

I see no other cracks, checks, borer holes or structural flaws.


Green Ash GA-103 $15.00


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Green Ash GA-104
~7" diameter x 2-1/2" depth
5 lbs.

This is a nice, small half-log bowl blank cut from a crotch of Texas Green Ash. The crotch grain includes a subtle flame figure between the diverging limbs and a large area of compression curl on one side (left side, top photo). The color is also a soft brown, for both heartwood and sapwood, with gray/green bark on the backside. That bark is full and tight and should work well for a natural-edge bowl form. That form would also, hopefully, preserve the crotch figure and curly grain in the bottom and side of the bowl.

This blank includes portion of the pith, but that pith is generally tight with only two small and tight cracks visible at the moment. I see no other cracks, checks, borer holes or structural flaws.


Green Ash GA-104 $20.00


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Green Ash GA-105
~7" diameter x 2-1/2" depth
4-1/2 lbs.

This is another nice, small half-log bowl blank cut from a crotch of Texas Green Ash (the half-brother of GA-104 above). The crotch grain includes a subtle flame figure between the diverging limbs and a large area of compression curl on one side (right side, top photo). The color is also a soft brown, for both heartwood and sapwood, with gray/green bark on the backside. That bark is full and tight and should work well for a natural-edge bowl form. That form would also, hopefully, preserve the crotch figure and curly grain in the bottom and side of the bowl.

The pith has pretty much been cut out of this blank, but a single short and tight, pith-related radial crack is present in the left-hand limb of the crotch (both photos, but barely visible). I see no other cracks, checks, borer holes or structural flaws.




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Green Ash GA-105 $20.00


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Green Ash GA-110
6"x 6"x 3" depth
2-1/2 lbs.

This is another nice, small half-log bowl blank from Texas Green Ash. The color is a soft brown, both heartwood and sapwood, with a thin section of mottled grey bark on the backside.

This blank will work well for a conventional bowl, and with full and tight bark, especially well for a natural-edge bowl. The log section halved to produce this blank was cut thru the pith and most has been removed. What remains is tight and I see no pith-related radial cracks or any other structural flaws.




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Green Ash GA-110 $10.00


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Green Ash GA-111
6"x 6"x 3" depth
2-1/2 lbs.

This is another nice, small half-log bowl blank from Texas Green Ash. The color is a soft brown, both heartwood and sapwood, with a thin section of mottled grey bark on the backside.

This blank will work well for a conventional bowl, and with full and tight bark, especially well for a natural-edge bowl. The log section halved to produce this blank was cut thru the pith and most has been removed. What remains is tight and I see no pith-related radial cracks or any other structural flaws.


Green Ash GA-111 $10.00


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Green Ash GA-112
6"x 6-1/2"x 3" depth
2-1/2 lbs.

This is another nice, small half-log bowl blank from Texas Green Ash. The color is a soft brown, both heartwood and sapwood, with a thin section of mottled grey bark on the backside.

This blank will work well for a conventional bowl, and with full and tight bark, especially well for a natural-edge bowl. The log section halved to produce this blank was cut thru the pith and most has been removed. What remains is tight and I see no pith-related radial cracks or any other structural flaws.


Green Ash GA-112 $10.00


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Green Ash GA-113
6"x 6-1/2"x 3" depth
2-3/4 lbs.

This is another nice, small half-log bowl blank from Texas Green Ash. The color is a soft brown, both heartwood and sapwood, with a thin section of mottled grey bark on the backside.

This blank will work well for a conventional bowl, and with full and tight bark, especially well for a natural-edge bowl. The log section halved to produce this blank was cut thru the pith and most has been removed. What remains is tight and I see no pith-related radial cracks or any other structural flaws.




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Green Ash GA-113 $10.00


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Green Ash GA-114
6"x 7-1/4"x 3 to 3-1/2" depth
3-1/4 lbs.

This is another nice, small half-log bowl blank from Texas Green Ash. The color is a soft brown, both heartwood and sapwood, with a thin section of mottled grey bark on the backside.

This blank will work well for a conventional bowl, and with full and tight bark, especially well for a natural-edge bowl. The log section halved to produce this blank was cut thru the pith and while that pith remains below the surface, it is tight and includes no pith-related radial cracks or any other structural flaws.


Green Ash GA-114 $10.00


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Green Ash GA-115
6"x 7"x 3" depth
2-1/2 lbs.

This is another nice, small half-log bowl blank from Texas Green Ash. The color is a soft brown, both heartwood and sapwood, with a thin section of mottled grey bark on the backside.

This blank will work well for a conventional bowl, and with full and tight bark, especially well for a natural-edge bowl. The log section halved to produce this blank was cut thru the pith and most has been removed. What remains is tight and I see no pith-related radial cracks or any other structural flaws.


Green Ash GA-115 $10.00



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Green Ash lot 116
2-1/2" x 2-1/2" x 11-1/2"
2 lbs.

This is a near-perfect end-grain block of native Texas Ash. The color is an overall light brown with a nice, linear grain pattern. It includes a large patch of bark along one edge that will turn off as the block is roughed to round on the lathe.

This block is sound with no visible flaws.


Green Ash lot 116 $15.00


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Green Ash lot 117
2-1/4" x 2-1/4" x 11-1/4"
1-3/4 lbs.

This is a very nice end-grain block of native Texas Ash. The color is an overall light brown with a nice, linear grain pattern.

It was cut from close to the pith and a small portion of that pith, including a shallow, pith-parallel, open borer hole is present along one edge. It also includes a narrow strip of bark along one edge. That strip of bark, as well as the area of pith and open borer hole will turn off completely as the block is roughed to round on the lathe. I see no other flaws.




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Green Ash lot 118
2" x 2" x 10-1/2"
1-1/4 lbs.

This is another very nice end-grain block of native Texas Ash. The color is an overall light brown with a nice, linear grain pattern.

It was also cut from close to the pith and a small portion of that pith, including a shallow, pith-parallel, open borer hole is present along one edge. That pith area and open borer hole will turn off completely as the block is roughed to round on the lathe. I see no other flaws.


Green Ash lot 118 $10.00




Listing last updated 3 June 2016


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Green Ash lot 119
2" x 2" x 11"
1-1/2 lbs.

This is another very nice end-grain block of native Texas Ash. The color is an overall light brown with a nice, linear grain pattern.

It was also cut from close to the pith and a small portion of that pith is present along one edge. It also includes a narrow strip of bark along one edge. That strip of bark, as well as the area of pith will turn off completely as the block is roughed to round on the lathe. I see no other flaws.


Green Ash lot 119 $10.00