Turning Archive 2006
>Question: Is this pattern in ambrosia maple normal?
Gloat: I saw some small, cut ambrosia logs in front of a house being constructed. Not knowing for sure what they were, I asked for a few. Request granted. I returned a month later with an end grain bowl showing off this starburst pattern. The carpenter, also an occasional turner, marveled at the pattern. As planned, I gave him the bowl.
I then commented that there were two eight foot sections of the same wood sitting out front. "Sure would be a shame to burn 'em", I noted.
"Ayuh.", he replied. "Wannem?"
No need to tell you my reply.
Never having actually seen ambrosia maple, my question again: Is this starburst pattern the norm or were these celestial beetles?