Turning Archive 2005
>These are probably mysteries only to me but they are all hardwoods and the first two I got after a power company had cut down a number of trees all along a cross street. . Unfortunately there was no one around to ask for identification.
I live in Central Oregon in a small to medium size town....if that helps any.
This first wood is known locally as p*ss elm (pardon my bad manners but that's what it's called). It seems to be fairly fine grained--not like ash or oak but not like boxwood either. When it is scraped with a cabinet scraper it looks a little like a chocolate milk coloured mahogany.
In the High Desert of Central Oregon