Bodark Block B-743
1.5" x 1.5" x 32"
This is a very nice, long spindle of Bodark. Bright yellow! Sort of an orangey-mustard color. It's fully air-dried, down to about 10-12% moisture content.
The grain is long and mostly straight. It's got a few knots along its length, mostly small in size. There's one area of wane, about 9" long. There's one patch of bark at the other end of the spindle, and it's about an inch wide and 13" long. If you're turning this to round, both areas of concern will turn right off.
I've taken LOTS of photos of this piece, so please scroll down if you'd like to look at the close-ups. It's hard to get the color right with my photographs, so please ignore the variations. The closest to true color are in the last 2 photos, where the wood looks yellow-orange.