Bodark Wood For Sale
AKA .. Osage Orange, Bois d'Arc, Horse Apple or Hedge

This is a very common wood in the bottomlands of the nearby Brazos River. It was formerly planted as hedgerows or living fences elsewhere on the prairie and reputed to be: "Horse high, bull strong and hog tight". These same Bodark trees later yielded the durable fence posts that supported the "modern" barbed-wire fences! Wanting to see how they really worked, we are presently in the process of establishing a Bodark hedgerow around much of our property to replace the present barbed-wire fencing that contains our livestock.

Bodark is a hard wood and results in a beautiful finish. It turns easily on the lathe when green but becomes more of a challenge when it dries. Don't be put off by the yellow to orange color of these blocks - while the orange is attractive, those colors are just stages in a slow change with age and exposure to sun and air. Those changes begin with a bright yellow (I refer to as "baby poop" yellow when chain-sawing the standing tree), to a light yellowish-orange (within days), followed by a darker orange to burnt-orange (within months), and ultimately (after several years) ends in a beautiful dark, golden brown color.

Note : 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. I do not kiln-dry these blanks so they should be considered green or partially air-dried unless otherwise noted.

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 photographing and listing them on this site.

You can see examples of various bowls and vessels turned from these "exotic" Texas woods on our companion website, www.prairiesend.com.



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Bodark Pen Blanks


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Texas Bodark Pen Blanks
1"x 1"x 6""


When I have left-over pieces of attractive Bodark, I cut them down into pen blanks. The wood is very nice and can be finished to a beautiful, high luster. As with Bodark in other sizes, that yellow heartwood will react to sunlight and age by turning first to orange color (the origin of the name "Osage Orange"?) and then to a gorgeous dark golden brown color.




Texas Bodark Pen Blanks $2.00 each, no minimum.





End-grain turning blocks between 1 and 2 inches-square


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Bodark B-545
1-3/8" x 1-3/8" x 11"
~1 lb.

This is very nice, end-grain block of Texas Bodark. The present dominant color is the classic golden-yellow of fresh-cut Bodark heartwood, but these colors will darken to an even more attractive, dark golden-brown with time.

There is a small, very tight crack (on one side, one edge and the adjacent end-grain face; bottom photo), that is the very tail-end of an old radial crack. It looks like most, if not all, of that very tight crack will turn-off as the block is roughed to round. I do not consider it to be a significant problem and see no other flaws.


Bodark B-545 $10.00


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Bodark B-546
1-3/8" x 1-3/8" x 8"
~1/2 lb.

This is another very nice, end-grain block of Texas Bodark. The present dominant color is the classic golden-yellow of fresh-cut Bodark heartwood, but includes a wedge of light yellow sapwood (capped by a smaller wedge of brown bark) on a portion of one edge, as well as a prominent, but shallow stripe on red/orange spalting along the heartwood-sapwood boundry (bottom photo). All of these colors will darken to even more attractive dark shades over time.

There is a small frass-filled borer hole along the outer edge of that sapwood edge (indistinct on that bottom photo). It is minor and should turn off completely as the block is roughed to round. I see no cracks, checks or other significant flaws.


Bodark B-546 $10.00


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Bodark B-547
1-3/8" x 1-3/8" x 8"
~1/2 lb.

This is another very nice, end-grain block of Texas Bodark. The present dominant color is the classic golden-yellow of fresh-cut Bodark heartwood with some shallow, stripes of red/orange spalting along one side and the two adjacent edges (top photo). These young colors will darken to even more attractive dark shades over time.

There is a single short, tight and certainly very shallow crack on one side (bottom photo, left side). I consider it to be a minor flaw. I see no other flaws of any significance.


Bodark B-547 $10.00


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Bodark B-548
1-3/8" x 1-3/8" x 7"
~1/2 lb.

This is another very nice, small end-grain block of Texas Bodark. The present dominant color is the classic golden-yellow of fresh-cut Bodark heartwood with some shallow, stripes of red/orange spalting along two sides (top photo). These young colors will darken to even more attractive dark shades over time.

A single small and tight crack or drying check is present on one end (upper end, left side, top photo, and lower right corner of the end-grain face, bottom photo), but is too small and tight to see on either photo. I see no other flaws of any significance.


Bodark B-548 $10.00


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Bodark B-549
1-3/8" x 1-3/8" x 6-7/8"
~1/2 lb.

This is another nice, small end-grain block of Texas Bodark. The present dominant color is the classic golden-yellow of fresh-cut Bodark heartwood. Typical of recently-milled, non-spalted Bodark, that color will gradually turn to even more attractive dark shades.

A shallow area of wane (missing wood) is present on one corner of the block (upper right corner, top photo, and lower right corner on the bottom photo). Also, a single tiny and tight crack is resent on one end (upper end, left side, top photo). Assuming that this block will be turned to a cylinder, such as for a game call, both of these "flaws" would be removed completely as the block is turned to round. I see no other flaws of any significance.


Bodark B-549 $10.00


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Bodark B-550
1-3/8" x 1-3/8" x 5"
~6 oz.

This is another nice, small end-grain block of Texas Bodark. The present dominant color is the classic golden-yellow of fresh-cut Bodark heartwood. It does include two prominent stripes of reddish spalting. Typical of recently-milled Bodark, those colors will gradually turn to even more attractive dark shades.

A single tiny and tight crack is resent across one corner (near end, right side, top photo, and far end, right side, bottom photo). Assuming that this block will be turned to a cylinder, such as for a game call, most if not all of that crack would be removed. I see no other flaws of any significance.


Bodark B-550 $8.00


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Bodark B-521
1-7/8" x 1-7/8" x 7-1/4"
~1 lb.

This is a small end-grain block of Texas Bodark. The present basic color is the golden-yellow of fresh-cut Bodark heartwood. That color will turn to a strong golden-brown with age and sunlight.

A band of small thin and overlapping cracks extends almost the entire length of the block on one side (middle photo). These cracks are the very thin, tail-ends of significant cracks that were removed when cutting this block. They appear to be relatively shallow (~1/2" where exposed on the end-grain face - bottom photo), and most, if not all will turn off as the block is lathe-turned to round. I see no other cracks, checks or potentially significant flaws.


Bodark B-521 $10.00


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Bodark B-522
1-7/8" x 1-7/8" x 6-3/8"
~1 lb.

This is another very nice, short, end-grain block of Texas Bodark. The present basic color is the classic golden-yellow of fresh-cut Bodark heartwood, but includes numerous stripes and patches of light to strong reddish spalting. These colors will darken to an even more attractive reddish and golden-brown with age and sunlight.

A single small imbedded limb appears to cross through the block and is marked by two small knots on two sides of the block (bottom photo). Two small, radial cracks (opposite sides) are associated with one of those knots, but they are quite tight and are not considered to be significant. I see no other cracks, checks or potentially significant flaws.


Bodark B-522 $15.00


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Bodark B-523
1-5/8" x 1-5/8" x 10-3/8"
~1-1/8 lb.

This is another very nice, end-grain block of Texas Bodark. The present dominant color is the classic golden-yellow of fresh-cut Bodark heartwood, but does include an area of reddish spalting stripes on one face and portions of the adjacent sides (top photo). These colors will darken to an even more attractive golden-brown to reddish brown with time.

I see no cracks, checks or other potentially significant flaws.


Bodark B-523 $20.00


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Bodark B-524
1-1/2" x 1-1/2" x 9"
~3/4 lb.

This is another very nice, end-grain block of Texas Bodark. The present dominant color is the classic golden-yellow of fresh-cut Bodark heartwood, but does include an area of reddish spalting with stripes on two faces (top photo). These colors will darken to an even more attractive golden-brown to reddish brown with time.

I see no cracks, checks or other potentially significant flaws.


Bodark B-524 $15.00


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Bodark B-525
1-3/8" x 1-3/8" x 10-7/8"
~3/4 lb.

This is another very nice, end-grain block of Texas Bodark. The present dominant color is the classic golden-yellow of fresh-cut Bodark heartwood, but these colors will darken to an even more attractive, dark golden-brown with time.

There is a small, very tight crack at one end, as well as a single tight knot on the same side (bottom photo). I do not consider these to be significant problems, and see no other flaws.


Bodark B-525 $15.00


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Bodark B-526
1-1/2" x 1-1/2" x 11-1/8"
~1 lb.

This is another very nice, end-grain block of Texas Bodark. The present dominant color is the classic golden-yellow of fresh-cut Bodark heartwood, but includes a prominent reddish-brown spalting stripe down two sides (one of these stripes on each of the two photos). These strong colors will darken to an even more attractive, dark reddish- to golden-brown with time.

I see no cracks, checks or other potentially significant flaws.


Bodark B-526 $15.00


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Bodark B-527
1-1/2" x 1-1/2" x 11-1/8"
~1 lb.

This is another very nice, end-grain block of Texas Bodark. The present dominant color is the classic golden-yellow of fresh-cut Bodark heartwood, with a small patch of reddish-brown spalting on one side (left side, top photo). These strong colors will darken to an even more attractive, dark reddish- to golden-brown with time.

There is a small, very tight crack at one end (near end-grain face, top photo). I do not consider that crack to be significant, and do not see any other flaws.


Bodark B-527 $15.00


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Bodark B-528
1-1/2" x 1-3/8" x 9-1/2"
~3/4 lb.

This is another nice, end-grain block of Texas Bodark. The overall color is the classic golden-yellow of fresh-cut Bodark heartwood, with a thin stripe of reddish spalting along one edge, and lighter stripes and patches elsewhere. Those colors will darken to an even more attractive, dark reddish-brown with time.

I see no cracks, checks or other potentially significant flaws.


Bodark B-528 $15.00


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Bodark B-529
1-3/8" x 1-3/8" x 9-1/4"
~3/4 lb.

This is another nice, end-grain block of Texas Bodark. The overall color is the classic golden-yellow of fresh-cut Bodark heartwood. That strong color will darken to an even more attractive, dark reddish-brown with time. There is a prominent stripe of reddish spalting along a portion of one edge (both photos) and lighter stripes and patches elsewhere.

There is a distinct, dark brown crack that crosses one edge of the block and is visible on the two adjacent sides. It is very shallow at one end (near end, top photo) and comes to the surface at the other end. Those end portions will clearly turn-off as the block is turned to round, but it is possible that a small portion of the crack will remain (note - the price below reflects that possibility). I see no other potentially significant flaws.


Bodark B-529 $10.00


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Bodark B-530
1-1/2" x 1-1/2" x 9-3/8"
~3/4 lb.

This is another nice, end-grain block of Texas Bodark. The overall color is the classic golden-yellow of fresh-cut Bodark heartwood, with thin stripes and patches of reddish spalting. Those colors will darken to an even more attractive, dark reddish-brown with time.

There is one very small (~1/8" max. diameter and 1/4" depth) in the center of one side (top photo, left side). Some attractive or color-matching infill may be appropriate here. There is also a single similar-sized, frass-filled hole one edge (top photo, right edge close to the annotation). It extends just under that edge to "outcrop" on the adjacent side. It will quickly turn off as the block is roughed to round. I see no cracks, checks or other potentially significant flaws.


Bodark B-530 $15.00


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Bodark B-531
1-1/2" x 1-1/2" x 9"
~3/4 lb.

This is another nice, end-grain block of Texas Bodark. The overall color is the classic golden-yellow of fresh-cut Bodark heartwood. That color will darken to an even more attractive, dark brown with time.

The very tail-end of a small radial crack is present on one edge (both photos). It is very shallow and will quickly turn off as the block is roughed to round. I see no other potentially significant flaws.


Bodark B-531 $15.00


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Bodark B-532
1-3/8" x 1-3/8" x 8"
~3/4 lb.

This is an interesting end-grain block of Texas Bodark. The overall color is the classic golden-yellow of fresh-cut Bodark heartwood, but includes a thick line of cream colored sapwood along one edge, and a fairly wide band of reddish spalting between the sapwood and the golden-yellow heartwood. There is even a bit of thin, black pencil-line spalting within the sapwood. Note, most of those colors (sapwood as well?) will turn to a much darker, reddish and or golden brown over time.

I see no cracks but there are several patches of frass-filled borer holes within the sapwood portion. Most, if not all, of those features (including most of the sapwood) will turn off as the block is roughed to round, but one or two may remain. I see no other potentially significant flaws. Note - that black spot on one edge of the bottom photo is just a bit of mud that I did not see and remove when taking the photo! :-(


Bodark B-532 $10.00


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Bodark B-533
1-1/2" x 1-1/2" x 8"
~3/4 lb.

This is another nice, end-grain block of Texas Bodark. The overall color is the classic golden-yellow of fresh-cut Bodark heartwood, but include several stripes and small areas of reddish spalting. Those colors will darken to an even more attractive, reddish/golden dark brown with time.

The very shallow remains of a single small borer hole is present on one edge (top photo, left side, lower edge on near end). That will turn off immediately as the block is roughed to round. I see no significant flaws.


Bodark B-533 $12.00


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Bodark B-534
1-3/8" x 1-3/8" x 7-3/8"
~1/2 lb.

This is another nice, end-grain block of Texas Bodark. The overall color is the classic golden-yellow of fresh-cut Bodark heartwood, but does include one prominent reddish spalt stripe along one edge. Those colors will darken to a reddish/golden dark brown with time.

I see no significant flaws. Note - that irregular black patch on one side of the top photo is just a bit of mud that I did not see and remove when taking the photo! :-(


Bodark B-534 $12.00


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Bodark B-535
1-1/2" x 1-1/2" x 5"
~1/2 lb.

This is a very nice, smaller end-grain block of Texas Bodark. The overall color is the classic golden-yellow of fresh-cut Bodark heartwood, but include numerous stripes and small areas of reddish spalting. With time, those colors will darken to an even more attractive, reddish/golden dark brown.

I see no significant flaws.


Bodark B-535 $8.00


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Bodark B-491
1-3/4" x 1-3/4" x 64-3/4"
6-1/4 lbs.

This is a very long (just under 5-1/2 feet), 1-3/4 inch-square, blank of lightly-spalted Texas Bodark. The colors are the light golden-orange with irregular patches and lines of reddish spalt staining. The present colors of this blank are the result of my recent re-surfacing of the four sides. With time, the traditional orange and reddish Bodark colors will turn to a beautiful dark, golden brown with age and exposure to air and light. This is the last of a number of pieces that I milled several years ago in response to requests for Bodark stock to make bows and walking-sticks, so it is well dried and ready to use however you wish.

Cut well away from the pith of the log, this blank does include the very tail-ends of several pith-related radial cracks. Visible on the lower portion of the shaft (top photo) and the last two photos, these old, spalt-stained cracks are very thin and likely to be quite shallow. I consider them to be minor flaws and would simply reinforce them with thin CA glue.



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Bodark B-491 $75.00


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Bodark B-492
1-5/8" x 1-5/8" x 16-1/2"
~1-1/2 lb.

This is a very nice, 1-1/2 inch-square spindle block of lightly spalted Texas Bodark. The colors are the light golden-orange of recently-surfaced Bodark, with occasional lines of reddish spalt staining. With time, the traditional orange and reddish Bodark colors will turn to a beautiful dark, golden brown with age and exposure to air and light.

I see no significant flaws in this blank. There are two small, but tight and likely very shallow, red spalt-stained cracks along one edge (top photo, upper edge of the left side, center portion of the block). I consider them to be minor flaws and would simply reinforce them with thin CA glue. Note - both of those thin cracks should turn off completely as the block is roughed to round.


Bodark B-492 $30.00


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Bodark B-493
1-1/2" x 1-1/2" x 14"
~1 lb.

This is a very nice, 1-1/2 inch-square spindle block of lightly spalted Texas Bodark. The colors are the light golden-orange of recently-surfaced Bodark, with occasional lines of reddish spalt staining. With time, the traditional orange and reddish Bodark colors will turn to a beautiful dark, golden brown with age and exposure to air and light.

I see no significant flaws in this blank.


Bodark B-493 $20.00


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Bodark B-494
1-1/2" x 1-1/2" x 11-7/8"
~3/4 lb.

This is another very nice, 1-1/2 inch-square spindle block of lightly spalted Texas Bodark. The colors are the light golden-orange of recently-surfaced Bodark, with occasional lines of reddish spalt staining. With time, the traditional orange and reddish Bodark colors will turn to a beautiful dark, golden brown with age and exposure to air and light.

I see no significant flaws in this blank.


Bodark B-494 $15.00


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Bodark B-484
1-1/2" x 1-1/2" x 9-1/8"
1 lb.

This is another nice 1-1/2"-square end-grain block of lightly spalted Texas Bodark. The primary color is the golden-yellow of fresh-cut Bodark heartwood with inter-grain bands and shading of light reddish spalting. That golden-yellow color will, over the course of time and exposure to air and light, gradually change to a darker orange-brown and ultimately to a beautiful dark, golden brown.

I was cut well away from the pith of the log and no significant pith-related cracks are present. However, there is one (or two?) small and very tight crack on one edge (upper left edge, top photo) that is likely the very tail end of an old radial crack located outside the limits of this block. Located on the edge of the block, that crack should turn off completely as the block is roughed to round. I see no other cracks, checks or significant flaws.


Bodark B-484 $10.00


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Bodark B-464
1-3/4" x 1-3/4" x 7"
~3/4 lb.

This is a colorful, 1-3/4 inch-square spindle block of spalted Texas Bodark. The colors are a greenish golden-brown with linear areas of darker brown and large areas of strong reddish-brown on each end. This wood also came from a very old Bodark tree and the spalting colors are substantially different than the non-spalted yellow to light orange color typical of younger Bodark. That traditional yellow-orange color of fresh-cut Bodark typically turns to a beautiful dark golden brown with age and exposure to air and light. This spalted Bodark could be even better.

There is a shallow, slightly-fractured and chipped-off corner, as well as several small, shallow and tight cracks within the larger, red-spalted area (near end of bottom photo, but the small thin cracks are not readily visible). The cracks are old stress features and should be quite stable. In addition, shallow as they are, the "chipped" area and most if not all of the cracks will turn off as the blank is roughed to round. I would simply reinforce that area with thin CA glue before turning. I see no other significant flaws.


Bodark B-464 $20.00


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Bodark B-466
1-1/2" x 1-1/2" x 18-7/8"
~1-1/2 lbs.

This is a fairly long 1-1/2 inch-square spindle block of lightly spalted Texas Bodark. The colors on two sides are the light yellow-orange of fresh-cut Bodark with a light green overall spalting shade. The darker red color on the two adjacent faces is the typical color the aged, rough-milled surface that has yet to be smoothly cut and finished. Once turned, sanded and finished, that traditional orange color of Bodark typically turns to a beautiful dark golden brown with age and exposure to air and light.

I see no cracks, checks or other significant flaws. There are two prominent knots on one side (top photo) that appear to extend thru the blanks to be visible as smaller knots of the opposite side. There are also two areas of wane on the lower portion of the blank, one due to a barky depression in the log and one due to a knot that "popped out" during milling. Those knots appear to be quite sound (although I would reinforce them with thin CA glue before turning). The two areas of wane, which are shallow and located on edges (top photo, near end), should turn off completely as the blank is roughed to round.


Bodark B-466 $15.00


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Bodark B-467
1-1/2" x 1-1/2" x 10-3/4"
~1 lb.

This is a very nice 1-1/2 inch-square spindle block of lightly spalted Texas Bodark. The colors are the golden brown of mature Bodark with a light green overall shading and linear areas of darker reddish-brown, related to spalting. This wood came from a very old Bodark tree and those spalting-related colors are substantially different than the non-spalted yellow-orange color typical of younger Bodark. That traditional yellow-orange color of fresh-cut Bodark typically turns to a beautiful dark golden brown with age and exposure to air and light. This spalted Bodark could be even better.

I see no significant flaws in this blank, but there are two features that should be considered. These are 1) a 2-1/2" area of wane and some decay on one edge (where old bark and possibly some sapwood has decayed and departed) on one edge (near end, top photo), and 2) a small bark-lined hole that appears to be the remains of a small, imbedded branch on the same edge, at the far end of the blank (also top photo). The area of wane is shallow and should turn off completely as the blank is roughed to round. The small hole related to an imbedded branch may not turn off completely and could result in a reduction of the finished length by 1" or so.


Bodark B-467 $15.00


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Bodark B-468
1-1/2" x 1-1/2" x 10-1/4"
~1 lb.

This is a nice but structurally different 1-1/2 inch-square spindle block of spalted Texas Bodark. The structural difference is a large and deep sapwood pocket along one edge and the adjacent sides (bottom photo). That pocket will remain as a prominent feature if your turning aims for a full 1-1/2" diameter. Otherwise, you will have to turn it down to a diameter of something like 1" if you choose to remove that depression entirely.

The colors are the golden brown of mature Bodark with a fairly strong green shading and an attractive grain pattern marked by narrow bands of darker reddish-brown spalting. (Note, the photos do not display the present colors very well. It is not a bright yellow as the photos suggest.) This wood came from a very old Bodark tree and those spalting-related colors are substantially different than the non-spalted yellow-orange color typical of younger Bodark.

I see no significant flaws in this blank. There are two open but shallow borer holes, as well as a number of small, frass-filled borer holes, in the sapwood area on one side of that prominent gap (left side of the gap, bottom photo). All of these should turn off as the block is roughed to round.


Bodark B-468 $15.00


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Bodark B-469
1-1/2" x 1-1/2" x 10-1/4"
~1 lb.

This is a nice 1-1/2 inch-square spindle block of lightly spalted Texas Bodark. The colors are the golden brown of mature Bodark with a light green overall shading and linear areas of darker reddish-brown, related to spalting. This wood came from a very old Bodark tree and those spalting-related colors are substantially different than the non-spalted yellow-orange color typical of younger Bodark. That traditional yellow-orange color of fresh-cut Bodark typically turns to a beautiful dark golden brown with age and exposure to air and light. This spalted Bodark could be even better.

I see no significant flaws in this blank, but there are two features that should be considered. These are 1) a 2-1/2" long area of wane with some associated decay on one edge of the blank, where old bark and possibly some sapwood has decayed and departed (near end, top photo), and 2) a small bark-lined hole that appears to be the remains of a small, imbedded branch on the same edge, at the far end of the blank (also top photo). The area of wane is shallow and should turn off completely as the blank is roughed to round. The small hole related to an imbedded branch may not turn off completely and could result in a reduction of the finished length by 1" or so.


Bodark B-469 $15.00


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Bodark B-470
1-1/2" x 1-1/2" x 9-3/4"
~3/4 lb.

This is a colorful, 1-1/2 inch-square spindle block of spalted Texas Bodark. The colors are a greenish golden-brown with linear areas of darker brown to strong reddish-brown. This wood also came from a very old Bodark tree and the spalting colors are substantially different than the non-spalted yellow to light orange color typical of younger Bodark. That traditional yellow-orange color of fresh-cut Bodark typically turns to a beautiful dark golden brown with age and exposure to air and light. This spalted Bodark could be even better.

There is a shallow, slightly-fractured and chipped-off corner on one end (far end of bottom photo). A small portion of an old borer hole is also present on the near end of the same edge (bottom photo). Both of these minor flaws will turn off as the blank is roughed to round.


Bodark B-470 $20.00


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Bodark B-471
1-1/2" x 1-1/2" x 9-1/2"
~1 lb.

This is a novel and colorful, 1-1/2 inch-square spindle block of spalted Texas Bodark. The colors are a greenish golden-brown with numerous, linear and patchy areas of darker brown to strong reddish-brown. This wood also came from a very old Bodark tree and the spalting colors are substantially different than the non-spalted yellow to light orange color typical of younger Bodark. That traditional yellow-orange color of fresh-cut Bodark typically turns to a beautiful dark golden brown with age and exposure to air and light. This spalted Bodark could be even better.

It was cut from the outer portion of an irregular Bodark log and includes a complex grain pattern around two prominent knots. The knots flank three scalloped areas of sapwood and bark along one edge (bottom photo). The knots are quite sound and should be no problem in turning. The scalloped areas are fairly shallow but may result in a finished turning a bit less than the maximum 1-1/2" you would expect from a 1-1/2" square blank. I see no cracks, checks or other significant structural flaws.


Bodark B-471 $20.00


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Bodark B-472
1-1/2" x 1-1/2" x 8-3/4"
~3/4 lb.

This is another somewhat novel and colorful, 1-1/2 inch-square spindle block of spalted Texas Bodark. The colors are a greenish golden-brown with numerous, linear and patchy areas of darker brown to strong reddish-brown. This wood also came from a very old Bodark tree and the spalting colors are substantially different than the non-spalted yellow to light orange color typical of younger Bodark. That traditional yellow-orange color of fresh-cut Bodark typically turns to a beautiful dark golden brown with age and exposure to air and light. This spalted Bodark could be even better.

Cut from the outer portion of a Bodark log, it includes a large portion of sapwood along one edge and the two adjacent sides. That sapwood is capped by a large area of wane where most of the outer bark has been removed (bottom photo). That area of wane appears to be fairly shallow but may result in a finished turning a bit less than the maximum 1-1/2" you would expect from a 1-1/2" square blank (possibly reduced to a 1" diameter). There are several small, frass-filled borer holes in the outer portion of the sapwood. These appear shallow and should turn-off as the blank is roughed to round. I see no cracks, checks or other significant structural flaws.


Bodark B-472 $20.00


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Bodark B-479
1-1/2" x 1-1/2" x 4"
~1/2 lb.

This is a short 1-1/2 inch-square spindle block of spalted Texas Bodark. The colors are a greenish golden-brown with patchy areas of reddish-brown spalting. This wood also came from a very old Bodark tree and the spalting colors are substantially different than the non-spalted yellow to light orange color typical of younger Bodark. That traditional yellow-orange color of fresh-cut Bodark typically turns to a beautiful dark golden brown with age and exposure to air and light. This spalted Bodark could be even better.

There is a shallow open hole on one side at one end of the blank that should turn-off completely as the blank is turned to round (top photo, left side, far end). I see no cracks, checks or other significant flaws.


Bodark B-479 $10.00


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Bodark B-415
1-1/2" x 1-1/2" x 6-1/4"
1/2 lb.

This is another small 1-1/2"-square end-grain block of lightly spalted Texas Bodark. The primary color is the golden-yellow of fresh-cut Bodark heartwood with minor inter-grain bands of light reddish spalting. These colors will, over the course of time and exposure to air and light, gradually change to a darker orange-brown and ultimately to a beautiful dark, golden brown. There is a small patch of decayed wood on one corner that will turn off as the block is roughed to round.

I see no cracks, checks or other significant flaws.


Bodark B-415 $6.00


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Bodark B-350
1-1/2" x 1-1/2" x 7"
1/2 lbs.

This is a near-perfect, straight-grained spindle block of Texas Bodark. It is primarily bright yellow Bodark heartwood, but includes a large wedge of sapwood at the end of one edge and the adjacent sides.

I see no cracks, checks or other significant flaws.


Bodark B-350 $8.00





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Bodark B-567
2-3/8" x 2-3/8" x 8"
~2 lb.

This is a nice spindle block of lightly spalted Texas Bodark. The colors are the golden brown of mature Bodark with an elongated patches of reddish brown spalting along portions of two adjacent sides (top photo). A small portion of sapwood is present on one edge, within that area of spalting.

Two small, thin and tight cracks/drying checks are present adjacent to that reddish spalting area (top photo, visible end-grain face). These are minor and I would simply reinforce them with thin CA glue before turning. I see no other significant flaws.


Bodark B-567 $20.00


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Bodark B-515
2-3/4" x 2-7/8" x 13-3/8"
4-1/4 lbs.

This is a very nice and attractive block of Texas Bodark. It is the golden-yellow of fresh-cut Bodark heartwood that will turn to a strong golden brown with age and sunlight, but includes several eye-catching patches of reddish-brown spalting, as well as several prominent knots.

I see no cracks, checks or other significant flaws.


Bodark B-515 $30.00


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Bodark B-516
2-1/2" x 2-1/2" x 15-5/8"
3-3/4 lbs.

This is another very nice block of Texas Bodark. It is primarily the golden-yellow of fresh-cut Bodark heartwood that will turn to a strong golden brown with age and sunlight, but includes a very nice, eye-catching pattern of reddish-brown spalting along one side. I see no cracks, checks or other significant flaws.


Bodark B-516 $30.00


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Bodark B-517
2" x 2" x 15-5/8"
2-1/2 lbs.

This is an interesting block of Texas Bodark. It is also primarily the golden-yellow of fresh-cut Bodark heartwood that will turn to a strong golden brown with age and sunlight, but includes several patches of reddish-brown spalting along one side. The interesting part (to me :-)) is the presence of 6 ( or 7?) dark-brown stained and tight to slightly open cracks on two adjacent faces (bottom photo). These are the very tail-ends of radial cracks, the larger portion of which are located outside this blank. If this blank is lathe-turned to round, I suspect that the small remaining portions of those old cracks will make eye-catching and interesting features in the finished piece.

I see no other cracks, checks or potentially significant flaws.



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Bodark B-517 $20.00


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Bodark B-518
2" x 2" x 15-5/8"
~2-1/2 lbs.

This is another nice, end-grain block of Texas Bodark. The present basic color is the golden-yellow of fresh-cut Bodark heartwood. That color will turn to a strong golden-brown with age and sunlight.

There are three, very small, dark-brown stained lines located on the end grain faces of this blank (two on one end and one on the other (that single feature is clearly visible on the near end-grain face of the top photo). These lines are the very tail-ends of old radial cracks that were cut off of this block. They are quite tight and should pose no problem to working with this block. I see no other cracks, checks or potentially significant flaws.


Bodark B-518 $20.00


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Bodark B-519
2" x 2" x 15-5/8"
2-1/2 lbs.

This is a very nice, end-grain block of Texas Bodark. The present basic color is the classic golden-yellow of fresh-cut Bodark heartwood, but includes stripes and broad patches of light to strong reddish spalting. These colors will darken to an even more attractive reddish and golden-brown with age and sunlight.

Cut from close to the outer portion of the log, there is a shallow section of decayed sapwood on one edge (left edge, bottom photo). That thin section of old sapwood will turn-off completely as the blank is turned to round. I see no other cracks, checks or potentially significant flaws.


Bodark B-519 $25.00


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Bodark B-520
2" x 2" x 10-3/4"
~1-3/4 lbs.

This is another nice, end-grain block of Texas Bodark. The present basic color is the golden-yellow of fresh-cut Bodark heartwood. That color will turn to a strong golden-brown with age and sunlight. There is a single prominent stripe of red-brown spalting on one face (top photo, left side).

The shallow remains of an old and thin radial crack is present on a short portion of one edge of this block (left edge, bottom photo). That feature will turn-off immediately as the blank is turned to round on the lathe. I see no other cracks, checks or potentially significant flaws.


Bodark B-520 $15.00


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Bodark B-511
2" x 2" x 11-1/2"
1-1/2 lbs.

This is a very nice 2 inch-square spindle block of Texas Bodark. The color is the golden yellow of Bodark. This golden yellow color typically turns to a beautiful dark golden brown with age and exposure to air and light.

There is a single small crack that crosses one corner of the blank (top photo, lower left corner). It should turn-off completely as the block is roughed to round. I see no other cracks, checks or significant flaws.


Bodark B-511 $20.00


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Bodark B-485
2" x 2" x 6"
1 lb.

This is another nice 2 inch-square spindle block of spalted Texas Bodark. The colors are the golden brown of mature Bodark with intra-grain bands of reddish brown spalting. There is a small wedge of old sapwood and bark along two-thirds of one edge (top photo). That sapwood and bark should turn off completely as the block is turned to round.

There is a single thin and tight drying check below that patch of sapwood and bark on one edge. It appears to be old and I would simply reinforce it with CA glue before turning. I see no other significant flaws.


Bodark B-485 $10.00


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Bodark B-486
2-3/8" x 2-3/8" x 8-1/8"
2 lb.

This is a nice spindle block of spalted Texas Bodark. The colors are the golden brown of mature Bodark with intra-grain bands and patches of reddish brown spalting.

A small patch of apparent imbedded bark with a shallow central hole is present on one side (bottom photo). Being shallow and close to one edge, that bark and central hole will likely turn off as the block is turned to round. Also, there is a single, very thin and tight drying check one end (end-grain face on the top photo, but too thin to be visible). I would reinforce it with thin CA glue before turning. I see no other significant flaws.


Bodark B-486 $20.00


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Bodark B-487
2-3/8" x 2-3/8" x 8-3/8"
2 lb.

This is another nice spindle block of lightly spalted Texas Bodark. The colors are the golden brown of mature Bodark with intra-grain bands and elongated patches of reddish brown spalting.

The block was cut from very close to the pith of the log and the tail-end of a pith-related, spalt-stained, radial crack is present on one edge of the end grain face (bottom photo, left side). That crack appears to be shallow at both ends and should turn off with minimal loss of the finished diameter. In addition, there are two very tight drying checks in the opposite end of the block (top photo, end grain face, but the checks are too thin to be visible). I would reinforce those two checks with thin CA glue before turning. I see no other significant flaws.


Bodark B-487 $20.00


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Bodark B-488
2-7/8" x 2-7/8" x 9-1/8"
2 lb.

This is another nice spindle block of lightly spalted Texas Bodark. The colors are the golden brown of mature Bodark with intra-grain bands and elongated patches of reddish brown spalting.

A single prominent crack or check is present on the far end of the annotated face (top photo) and the adjacent end grain face (bottom photo). The orientation of the feature (crossing the grain at a high angle) suggesting a pith-related radial crack, but it does not extend all the way to the pith (just outside this block). It is reddish spalt-stained so it is not recent and may just be an old drying check. I do not see it as a serious flaw, but I would reinforce with thin CA glue before turning. I see no other significant flaws. Note, the price reflects the presence of that crack/check.



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Bodark B-488 $25.00


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Bodark B-461
2" x 2" x 10-7/8"
1-1/2 lbs.

This is a very nice 2 inch-square spindle block of spalted Texas Bodark. The colors are the golden brown of mature Bodark with bands of light green and small patches of reddish brown. This wood came from a very old Bodark tree and I have not seen such spalting colors before this. I am not sure how the colors will age, but non-spalted yellow to orange Bodark typically turns to a beautiful dark golden brown with age and exposure to air and light. This spalted Bodark could be even better.

There are two small, shallow and very tight old cracks in this blank. These are the tail ends of old radial cracks, and are quite visible on the near end of the blank in the top photo. These cracks are minor flaws and should not affect the turning. I see no significant flaws.


Bodark B-461 $20.00


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Bodark B-465
2" x 2" x 14-3/4"
1-3/4 lb.

This is a somewhat challenging, fairly long 2 inch-square spindle block of Texas Bodark. The colors are the orange-shaded yellow of young Bodark heartwood with a small strip on light yellow sapwood along one edge (bottom photo). This orange/yellow color of fresh-cut Bodark will turn to a beautiful dark golden brown with age and exposure to air and light.

The main "challenge" to this blank is the presence of multiple borer holed within and below that strip of sapwood on one edge. There are five fairly large open holes, three very- shallow and low-angle holes, as well as numerous small, frass-filled holes. All of the small, frass-filled holes, as well as most, if not all, of the shallow holes will turn off as the blank is turned to round. But the deeper holes will likely remain. My usual procedure is to fill them with a colorful epoxy mix to create attractive, eye-catching features in the finished product.

In addition, there are several very thin cracks that are the very tail-ends of old radial stress cracks (visible at both ends of the blank, top photo). These cracks are old and should be quite stable. I would simply reinforce them with thin CA glue before turning and not expect any problem with the finished turning. I see no other significant flaws.


Bodark B-465 $20.00


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Bodark B-436
2-7/8" x 2-7/8" x 11-3/4"
3-3/4 lbs.

This is a nice nearly-3" square end-grain block of Texas Bodark. The basic color is the bright golden-orange of moderately-aged Bodark heartwood. That golden-orange heartwood will turn to a deep golden brown with additional age and sunlight. There is a fairly-thick strip of cream-colored sapwood on one edge and a very thin layer of similar sapwood on a portion of one side (bottom photo). All of that sapwood will likely turn off as the block is turned to round.

The pith of the log was located well outside the limit of this block and I see no signs of pith-related radial cracks. There are several small and thin drying checks in the sapwood area that seem to penetrate into the outer portion of the heartwood. Most, if not all, of those checks will turn off as the block is rounded, but I would still reinforce them with thin CA glue before turning. Those she and I would just reinforce it with thin CA glue before turning.

I see no other cracks, checks or significant flaws.


Bodark B-436 $30.00


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Bodark B-438
2" x 2" x 11-3/4"
1-3/4 lbs.

This is a very nice 2 inch-square spindle block of Texas Bodark. It is primarily the light golden-orange of moderately-aged Bodark heartwood. This heartwood will turn to a strong and beautiful dark golden brown with age and exposure to air and light. It has a tapered wedge of cream-colored sapwood along one edge and portions of the adjacent sides, and topped by thick patch of brown bark. When turned to round, all of the bark will be gone and a tapering wedge of sapwood will decorate a portion of one side of the finished cylinder.

Two small and shallow drying checks in the sapwood at one end of the block developed after the photos were taken (on the end-grain face of the bottom photo. These are minor and I would simply reinforce them with thin CA glue before turning). I see no significant flaws.


Bodark B-438 $20.00


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Bodark B-439
2" x 2" x 10"
1-3/4 lbs.

This is a beautiful 2 inch-square spindle block of lightly spalted Texas Bodark. It is about 60% heartwood and 40% sapwood, but the heartwood and sapwood boundary is almost indistinguishable due to the advanced darkening of all that wood (typical of Bodark as it ages) and the beautiful reddish-brown, intragrain spalting that accompanied the color change. It has a small strip of brown bark along one edge that will turn-off completely as the block is rounded.

I see no cracks, checks or other significant flaws.


Bodark B-439 $25.00


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Bodark B-441
2" x 2" x 7-1/8"
1 lb.

This is a very nice, smaller 2 inch-square spindle block of lightly spalted Texas Bodark. It is primarily the light golden-yellow of fresh-cut (but moderately aged) Bodark heartwood with some light reddish spalting. There is a fairly thick wedge of creamy sapwood on a portion of two sides and the intermediate edge, capped by a small wedge of bark on the edge. All of the bark and most of the sapwood should turn off as the block is roughed to round. Those fresh-cut Bodar colors will turn to a strong and beautiful dark golden-brown with age and exposure to air and light.

I see no cracks, checks or other significant flaws.


Bodark B-441 $15.00


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Bodark B-442
2" x 2" x 7"
1 lb.

This is another nice, smaller 2 inch-square spindle block of Texas Bodark. It is about 90% heartwood and 10% sapwood, with a small wedge of bark atop the sapwood. The heartwood is the strong golden-orange color of moderately-aged Bodark with stripes and shaded areas of reddish spalting; the sapwood is a light grayish-brown color and also includes reddish spalting. Both the heartwood and sapwood should turn to a strong and beautiful dark golden-brown with further ageing and exposure to air and light.

The pith of the log was located well away from this block but the very tail-end of a pith-related radial crack is present on one edge (top photo, upper left edge). Located on that edge, that crack to turn off as the block is rounded. I see no other cracks, checks or significant flaws.


Bodark B-442 $16.00


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Bodark B-921
2-1/2" x 2-1/2" x 18-1/4"
4-1/2 lbs.

This is a very nice 2-1/2 inch-square spindle block of Texas Bodark. It is primarily the light golden-yellow of fresh-cut (but moderately aged) Bodark heartwood with some light reddish spalting. There is a fairly thick section of creamy sapwood on a large portion of two sides and the intermediate edge, capped by a long, tapered section of bark on the edge. All of the bark and most of the sapwood should turn off as the block is roughed to round. That attractive heartwood will turn to a strong and beautiful dark golden brown with age and exposure to air and light.

This blank was cut from very close to the pith of the log and a portion of the pith is present on the very corner of the block (bottom photo). A single small but open crack extends out of that pith and lies just inside and parallel to the adjacent side of the block. The heartwood adjacent to the crack is stained a prominent dark brown. It looks to me as if all of that crack and brown-stained heartwood will turn off with minimal loss of finished diameter. A single, very small and tight crack and associated small patch of brown-stained wood is located on the opposite edge of the block from the pith-related crack (top photo, far end of the left edge). That small crack is not related to the pith and, located where on that edge, should turn off completely. I see no other cracks, checks or significant flaws.



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Bodark B-921 $35.00


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Bodark B-419
2" x 2" x 11"
1-3/4 lbs.

This is another nice 2 inch-square spindle block of lightly spalted Texas Bodark. It is primarily the light golden-brown of older Bodark heartwood with inter-grain bands of light reddish spalting. This heartwood will turn to a strong and beautiful dark golden brown with age and exposure to air and light.

Three small but prominent cracks are present along a portion of one edge (near end, left side and edge, bottom photo). These are the extreme tail-ends of radial crack located mainly outside the block, and made prominent by strong, dark brown spalting. All three should turn off completely as the block is roughed to round. I see no other cracks, checks or significant flaws.


Bodark B-419 $20.00


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Bodark B-402
2" x 2" x 7-1/4"
1-1/4 lbs.

This is a small 2 inch-square spindle block of spalted Texas Bodark. It is entirely the golden-yellow of fresh-cut Bodark heartwood that will turn to a strong golden brown with age and light.

There are several very thin (tight) cracks along one edge (upper left edge of end-grain face, bottom photo). Those small cracks appear to be the very tail-end of pit-related radial cracks that lay outside the limits of this block. Most, if not all, of these cracks will turn off as the block is roughed to round. I would simply reinforce any remaining portions with thin CA glue. I see no other cracks, checks or significant flaws.


Bodark B-402 $10.00


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Bodark B-367
2-3/4" x 2-3/4" x 7-1/2"
2-1/4 lbs.

This is another near-perfect "almost" 3 inch-square spindle block of spalted Texas Bodark. It is also mainly the golden-yellow of fresh-cut Bodark heartwood (that will turn to a strong golden brown with age and sunlight) but includes several eye-catching linear zones of dark reddish-brown spalting on all four sides at one end, and on the end-grain face (both photos).

I see no significant flaws.


Bodark B-367 $25.00


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Bodark B-369
2-7/8" x 2-7/8" x 10-3/4"
3-3/4 lb.

This is a beautiful but challenging "almost" 3-inch square spindle blank of heavily spalted Texas Bodark. It was cut from one side of a large crotch and the grain pattern is complex and includes a portion of the crotch "flame" figure - very nice. The color is mainly the golden-yellow of fresh-cut Bodark heartwood (that will turn to a strong golden brown with age and sunlight) but includes a broad band of dark reddish-brown spalting that diagonally crosses the center of the block - a very striking appearance.

The challenge in this block is associated with that diagonal band of red spalting. It is due to the pith of limb which is the origin of the spalting and which also crosses through the block. The center of that pith is a small open hole on one face (left side, top photo) and a bit larger on the opposite side (far end of the upper face, bottom photo). The pith on that opposite side also includes three short (1 inch) to long (3-1/4 inch) open radial cracks. There is also another short radial crack on one end (far end of the left side, top photo). I would reinforce and fill the pith and all of the associated radial cracks with thin and/or medium CA glue before and during turning. The beauty of this blank is worth the extra effort.

I see no other cracks, checks or significant flaws.



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Bodark B-369 $35.00


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Bodark Lot 258
2-3/4" x 2-3/4" x 12-1/4"
3-1/2 lbs.

This is another very nice, square end-grain block of Bodark. It is approximately 70% the bright golden-yellow heartwood (that will turn to a strong golden brown with age and sunlight) and 30% tan to gray sapwood and brown bark (both photos). All of the bark and the gray outer portion of the sapwood will turn off as the blank is roughed to round.

The blank appear to be quite sound. I see no cracks or significant flaws.


Bodark Lot 258 $32.00


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Bodark Lot 259
2-3/4" x 2-3/4" x 12-1/4"
3-1/2 lbs.

This is another very nice, square end-grain block of Bodark. It is also approximately 70% the bright golden-yellow heartwood (that will turn to a strong golden brown with age and sunlight) and 30% tan to gray sapwood. There is some very nice, light reddish-brown spalting of that yellow heartwood. And there is a small amount of brown bark remaining outside the sapwood but most has fallen off (both photos). All of the remaining bark and most of the gray outer portion of the sapwood will turn off as the blank is roughed to round.

The blank appear to be quite sound. There are several open borer holes. They appear shallow and most are on edges where they will turn off as the block is rounded. I see no cracks or significant structural flaws.


Bodark Lot 259 $32.00





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Bodark B-920
~3-1/8" x 3-1/4" x 18-3/8"
7-1/2 lbs.

This is an interesting and somewhat challenging, long, +3 inch-square spindle block of Texas Bodark. It is approximately 90% light orange-yellow of fresh-cut Bodark heartwood and 10% yellow sapwood on most of one face and the two adjacent edges (1st photo). The orange-yellow color of the heartwood is marked by several irregular bands of dark brown areas and bands associated with several prominent cracks (more details in the paragraph below). The heartwood also includes several reddish spalted areas around and associated with small, burly-like knots; it also includes three patches of light brown heartwood on one face (of unclear origin). As with Bodark wood in general, this heartwood will turn to a strong and beautiful dark golden brown with age and exposure to air and light.

The block was cut from very close to the pith of the log and several pith-related radial cracks are present (2nd and 3rd photos). The cracks associated with the prominent, dark brown stripes and bands on the upper face of the bottom photo generally extend outward away from this block and appear to be shallow. I expect these to turn-off with minimal loss of finished diameter. Two additional radial cracks, one prominent and a smaller and less prominent crack, are present at the opposite end of the blank. The larger crack does extend across the block to be visible on the opposite face (2nd and 4th photos); the smaller crack extends out to intersect the adjacent face (4th photo). Where visible on the side faces, those cracks extend ~3" (the larger) and 1-1/2" (the smaller) up the length of the block. Both cracks are tight and I would simply reinforce them with thin CA glue before turning. There are also several very thin and apparently shallow drying checks in the sapwood that will likely turn-off.

I see no other cracks, checks or significant flaws.



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Bodark B-920 $50.00


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Bodark B-399
3" x 3" x 6-1/2"
2-1/2 lbs.

This is a nice 3" square, end-grain turning block of Texas Bodark. It is mainly the golden-yellow of fresh-cut Bodark heartwood, but includes a wide section of bark along one edge and a section of creamy-white sapwood between the bark and heartwood. The bark, and most of the sapwood will turn off as the block is roughed to round. That golden-yellow heartwood will turn to a strong golden-brown with age and light exposure. The grain pattern is strong and linear to gently undulating with little grain run-out.

It was also cut from alongside the pith of the log and several very small and tight pith-related cracks are visible on one end-grain face (upper left corner, bottom photo). There may be other similar small cracks associated with that pith but most, if not all, will turn-off completely as the block is roughed to round. Those cracks are very tight, I would simply use thin CA glue to reinforce any portions that remain after rough-out.

I see no other cracks, checks or significant flaws.



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Bodark B-399 $15.00





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Bodark B-434
3-3/4" x 3-7/8" x 11"
6-1/4 lbs.

This is a nice nearly-4" square end-grain block of Texas Bodark. The basic color is the bright golden-orange of moderately-aged Bodark heartwood. That golden-orange heartwood will turn to a deep golden brown with additional age and sunlight. There is a thin strip of cream-colored sapwood on one edge that will turn off as the block is roughed to round.

The pith of the log was located well outside the limit of this block, but a single pith-related radial crack did penetrate into the lower portion (top photo, end-grain face and near end of the annotated face). That crack is very thin and I would just reinforce it with thin CA glue before turning.

I see no other cracks, checks or significant flaws.



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Bodark B-434 $45.00


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Bodark B-435
4" x 4" x 11-1/2"
6-3/4 lbs.

This is a very nice 4" square end-grain block of Texas Bodark. The basic color is the bright golden-orange of moderately-aged Bodark heartwood. That golden-orange heartwood will turn to a deep golden brown with additional age and sunlight. There is a fairly large strip of cream-colored sapwood on one edge, and a smaller wedge on one corner, most of which will turn off as the block is roughed to round.

The pith of the log was located well outside the limit of this block and I see no sign of any pith-related cracks. There are three drying checks in the sapwood at the upper end of the block (end-grain face on the bottom photo). One of those small checks is visible just below the left edge of the bark on that end-grain face. Those checks are shallow and very thin; they will likely turn off immediately. If any remains, I recommend reinforcing them with thin CA glue. I see no other checks, cracks or significant flaws.



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Bodark B-435 $45.00


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Bodark B-303
5" x 5" x 12"
11-1/4 lbs.

This is another nice large, square end-grain block of spalted Texas Bodark, suitable for turning a large vase, hollow form or mortar and pestle. The basic color is the bright golden-yellow of fresh-cut Bodark heartwood with subtle areas and stripes of reddish-brown spalting. That yellow heartwood will turn to a strong golden brown with age and sunlight.

The pith was located well outside the limit of this block but there is one pith-related ring-type crack at one end (near end, top photo). This crack is shallow and appears to be old and stable. I would just reinforce it with thin CA glue before turning. There are also several small and indistinct cracks close to the edge of one face (right edge, upper face, on the bottom photo) that appear to be shallow drying checks. Located close to that edge, these should easily turn off as the block is rounded. I see no other significant cracks or flaws.



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Bodark B-303 $50.00





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Bodark half-log blank B-543
5" x 5" x 2-3/4"
~2-3/4 lbs.

This is a very nice small square bowl blank from a very old and spalted Bodark tree. It should be suitable for a very attractive, small bowl or hollow-form of approximately 4-1/2 to 5-inch diameter and 2-1/2 inch depth. The present color of the heartwood is a golden orange with prominent intra-grain streaks of reddish brown spalting, typical of mature Bodark. That golden orange color will turn to a strong and absolutely beautiful golden brown with age and sunlight.

Cut from very close to the edge of the log, a section of decayed sapwood is present along one side. That old sapwood tapers in a way that it should be completely removed as it is turned to the finished round shape. A small, imbedded knot, the center of an old side limb, is present and extends from the annotated face (top photo) to one adjacent side (third photo). That knot is the center of a small old crack. That crack is old and appears stable. I would just reinforce it with thin CA glue before turning. There are also several small, thin and tight drying checks on the edges and back side that should also be reinforced with CA glue before turning. I see no other significant flaws.


Bodark B-543 $30.00


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Bodark half-log blank B-544
11" x 12" x 4-1/2"
~13-1/2 lbs.

This is a very nice, nearly perfect half-log bowl blank out of a very large old Texas Bodark. It looks to be suitable for a fairly large bowl of an approximate 10 inch diameter and 3-1/2" depth. The present color of the heartwood is a strong golden orange with patches of reddish brown spalting, typical of mature Bodark. That golden orange color will turn to a strong and absolutely beautiful golden brown with age and sunlight. The sapwood on the back side is seriously decayed and includes numerous borer holes. That decay is restricted to the sapwood and typically does not penetrate the heartwood, so turning of a conventional bowl form will remove all of the decayed and borer-penetrated wood.

This blank was cut well away from the pith of the log. Those dark lines on the annotated face (first and second photos) are the very tight tail-ends of shallow, pith-related radial cracks. In my experience, these types of cracks are shallow and, since the deeper central portions lie within the center of the future bowl, most if not all of those old cracks will turn off as the inside of the bowl is hollowed.

The only other flaws that I see are: 1) a single very thin and shallow drying check across the central portion of the annotated face (not really visible on the photos), 2) a second long check on one end of the blank that extends from the sapwood edge up to the annotated face (faintly visible on the end-grain face of the bottom photo), and 3) a number of small shallow drying checks thru the sapwood and into the very outer portion of heartwood on the end-grain faces of the blank. Typically, most of these small checks will turn off as the bowl is roughed to round. I recommend reinforcing all of these checks with thin/medium CA glue before turning. I see no other significant flaws.


Bodark B-544 $40.00


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Bodark slab-type blank B-541
10" x 9-1/2" x 2-1/2"
8-1/4 lbs.

This is a nearly perfect, slab-type bowl blank of Texas Bodark. It is suitable for a fairly large but shallow bowl - approximately 9 inches in diameter and 2 to 2-1/2 inches deep. It is from an old Bodark log and all of the bark and sapwood has deteoriated, so a conventional bowl form would be appropriate rather than a natural-edge bowl. The heartwood is absolutely sound and in excellent condition - a tribute to the durability of Texas Bodark.

The heartwood color is a strong golden yellow, typical of Bodark, that will turn to a beautiful dark golden brown with age and sunlight.
I see no cracks, checks or other significant flaws.


Bodark B-541 $25.00


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Bodark slab-type blank B-542
9" x 9" x 2" to 2-1/2"
5-1/2 lbs.

This is another nearly perfect, slab-type bowl blank of Texas Bodark. It is suitable for a fairly large but shallow bowl - approximately 8 inches in diameter and 2 inches deep. It is also from an old Bodark log with deteoriated bark and sapwood, so a conventional bowl form would be appropriate rather than a natural-edge bowl. The heartwood is absolutely sound and in excellent condition - a tribute to the durability of Texas Bodark.

The heartwood color is a strong golden yellow, typical of Bodark, that will turn to a beautiful dark golden brown with age and sunlight.
I see no cracks, checks or other significant flaws.


Bodark B-542 $20.00


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Bodark slab-type bowl blank B-242
7" x 7-1/2" x 2-1/2"
4-1/2 lbs.

This is a very nice, smaller slab-type bowl blank out of a very old Texas Bodark tree. It looks to be suitable for a medium-size, shallow bowl of an approximate 7-inch diameter and 2" inch depth.

The present color of the heartwood is a reddish-streaked, dark brown, typical of well-aged Bodark. Most of the bark is present on the back side but is quite loose, making it more suitable for a conventional bowl rather than a "barky" natural-edge bowl.

Cut from a large log and located well away from the pith, it is completely free of any pith-related cracks. I also see no sign or any drying checks. Several wood-borer holes are present just below the outer bark and in the outer portion of the sapwood. I see no other flaws.


Bodark B-242 $20.00


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Bodark half-log blank B-500
8" x 8" x 3-1/2"
5-1/2 lbs.

This is a nice half-log, crotch bowl blank. It looks to be suitable for a medium-size bowl of an approximate 6" diameter and 2-1/2" to 3"depth. It has full bark on the back side so the finished bowl could well be either a conventional bowl or a barky, natural-edge (NE) bowl form.

The flaring crotch grain pattern is very attractive and includes a strong eye-catching flame figure in the area between the limbs. If I were turning this, the bowl form would be a NE to try and preserve that flame figure in the bottom and one side of the bowl. The primary colors are a bright golden yellow and grain-parallel stripes of light brown.

The crotch from which this blank came was halved right through or very close to the pith, and thin portions of the three diverging piths are present. Small thin radial cracks are associated with each pith, but these are minor features and I would simply reinforce (and fill as necessary) them with CA glue before turning.

I see no other significant flaws.



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Bodark B-500 $30.00


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Bodark half-log blank B-502
7" x 7" x 1-1/2" to 2"
2-1/2 lbs.

This is a nice, small half-log Bodark bowl blank. It looks to be suitable for a fairly small-size bowl, approximately 5" to 5-1/2" diameter and 1-1/2" to 2"depth. It also has full bark on the back side so the finished bowl could well be either a conventional bowl or a barky, natural-edge (NE) bowl form.

Cut from a prominent bend in the limb, the grain pattern is an interesting and abrupt, almost 90 degree curve. Again, if I were turning this, the bowl form would be a NE to try and display that unusual grain pattern in the side of the bowl. The primary colors are a bright golden yellow and grain-parallel stripes of light brown.

The log section from which this blank came was halved very close to and thru the pith, and a portion of that pith is present. A small and very shallow radial crack is associated with that short portion of pith. A second, very small and shallow radial crack is associated with a small, secondary limb that once extended "north" from that sharp, left-hand bend in the log's grain pattern. But again, these cracks are minor features, and if the blank is turned to create a shallow NE bowl, should be removed completely.

I see no other significant flaws.


Bodark B-502 $15.00


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Bodark half-log blank B-503
7" x 7" x 3-1/4"
2-1/2 lbs.

This is another nice, small half-log Bodark bowl blank - the other half of the log that yielded B-502 above. It also looks to be suitable for a small-size bowl, approximately 5-1/2" diameter and about 1-1/2" depth. It also has full bark on the back side so the finished bowl could well be either a conventional bowl or a barky, natural-edge (NE) bowl form.

Cut from a prominent bend in the limb, the grain pattern is an interesting and abrupt, almost 90-degree curve. Again, if I were turning this, the bowl form would be a NE to try and display that unusual grain pattern in the side of the bowl. The primary colors are a bright golden yellow and grain-parallel stripes of light brown.

The log section from which this blank came was halved close to the pith, and the bulk of that pith is present. Several small and one long but thin and shallow radial cracks are associated with that pith. A second small and tight radial crack is present to the left of, and parallel to, the longer crack marking the curved, right-hand bend in the log's grain. But again, these cracks are minor features, worthy only of an application of CA glue. And, if the blank is turned to create a shallow NE bowl, they will likely turn-off completely.

I see no other significant flaws.


Bodark B-503 $15.00


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Bodark half-log blank B-504
8" x 8" x 3"
3-1/4 lbs.

This is another nice half-log bowl blank from a Bodark crotch. It looks to be suitable for a medium-size bowl of an approximate 5" diameter and 2" to 2-1/2" depth. It has full bark on the back side so the finished bowl could well be either a conventional bowl or a barky, natural-edge (NE) bowl form.

The flaring crotch grain pattern is attractive and includes a strong flame figure in the center. If I were turning this, the bowl form would be a NE to try and preserve that flame figure in the bottom. The primary colors are a bright golden yellow and grain-parallel stripes of light brown.

The crotch from which this blank came was halved very close to the pith, and roughly one-half of the pith is present in the forked limb-portion of the blank. The "out cropping" end of each pith is marked by those reddish-brown features on the annotated face, top photo). Both of those remaining piths are marked by pith-related radial cracks, one very small (left limb) and the other larger and more prominent on the annotated face (both photos). Regardless, these cracks seem to be quite tight and I would simply reinforce them with CA glue before turning. Both forked-limbs of the crotch include small, open drying checks that developed after my cutting of the blanks (despite my sealing of the end-grain faces). If the blank is mounted and turned to a NE bowl, most if not all, of these fresh checks and old cracks will likely turn-off completely.

I see no other significant flaws.



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Bodark B-504 $25.00


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Bodark half-log blank B-499
6" x 6" x 3"
3-3/4 lbs.

This is a nice and colorful, square bowl blank from a very old and spalted Bodark tree. It should be suitable for a bowl or hollow-form of approximately 6-inch diameter and 2-1/2" to 3"-inch depth. It does include a single, large pith-related radial crack on one side of the bottom (middle and lower photos), but that flaw should have no impact on the finished bowl (assuming that it is mounted and turned properly - with the bottom of the blank containing that crack as the bottom of the planned bowl). Please note my curved lines annotated on both end-grain faces - drawn to illustrate how that prominent crack will not reduce the potential size of the finished bowl. There is also a small, shallow area of wane (absent wood) on one corner of the annotated face (top photo). That small area of wane is the result of the loss of bark on the outside of the log.

The present color of the heartwood is a golden orange with prominent streaks of reddish brown, typical of mature, spalted Bodark. That golden orange color will turn to a strong and absolutely beautiful golden brown with age and sunlight.

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



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Bodark B-499 $30.00


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Bodark half-log blank B-426
11" x 11" x 4"
12 lbs.

This is a very nice, nearly perfect slab-type bowl blank out of a very large, old and spalted Texas Bodark. I roughly trimmed it to round to expose all sides of the rough blank and to reduce the shipping weight. It looks to be suitable for a fairly large and shallow natural-edge bowl of an approximate 10 inch diameter.

The present basic color is a reddish-streaked, golden yellow, typical of spalted Bodark heartwood. The golden yellow color will turn to a strong and absolutely beautiful golden brown with age and sunlight. I have to say that I am not sure how those numerous patches and streaks of reddish spalt staining will age - I have not been able to keep one of these beauties here long enough to observe the final colors! The old bark was quite loose and has been stripped completely from the back side, but that black, knobby sub-bark surface is quite interesting and could look very interesting as the rim of a natural-edge bowl.

The pith of the log lay well outside the limits of this blank and there are no pith-related cracks. The only flaws that I see are two small drying checks on the back edge (below and into the sub-bark surface on the end-grain area of opposite sides). These checks developed after my trimming and photographing, and are not visible on the attached photos. If I were turning this blank, those checks would be reinforced with thin/medium CA glue and the blank mounted and turned as a NE bowl form ... most if not all of those two checks should turn off. I see no other significant flaws.



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Bodark B-426 $45.00


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Bodark half-log blank B-392
11" x 9" x 4-1/2"
13-1/2 lbs.

This is a very nice, nearly perfect half-log bowl blank of Texas Bodark. Suitable for fairly large bowl approximately 8 inches in diameter and 4 inches deep, it has full and tight bark on the back side so that bowl could well be in either a barky, natural-edge form or a conventional bowl form. The primary color is a bright golden yellow, typical of Bodark heartwood. That yellow heartwood will turn to a strong golden brown with age and sunlight. The sapwood is a light creamy tan.

The log from which this blank came was halved right through the pith and a very thin portion of that pith remains at the cut face (upper two photos). The block appears to be quite sound - the only crack I see is minor - a short and quite tight feature off the pith (end-grain face of the middle photo, but too small to see in the photo). I see no other cracks or significant flaws.



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Bodark B-392 $40.00


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Bodark half-log blank B-396
12" x 14" x 4-1/2"
15-1/2 lbs.

This is a very nice, half-log bowl blank cut from a large crotch of Texas Bodark. It is suitable for a fairly large bowl approximately 10 inches in diameter and 4 to 4-1/2 inches deep, it has full bark on the back side so that bowl could well be in either a barky, natural-edge (NE) or a conventional bowl form.

The flaring crotch grain pattern is very attractive and includes what should be an eye-catching flame figure in the area between the limbs. If I were turning this, the bowl form would be a NE to try and preserve that flame figure in the side of the bowl. The primary color is a bright golden yellow, typical of Bodark heartwood. That yellow heartwood will turn to a strong golden brown with age and sunlight. The sapwood is a light creamy tan.

The log from which this blank came was halved right through or very close to the pith and thin portions of the three diverging piths remain at the cut face. The block appears to be quite sound in general. The only flaws I see are three: 1) Several small and thin cracks are associated with the remaining piths. I consider these to be minor, short and quite tight where visible on the end-grain faces (see close-ups of the end-grain face photos). In a NE bowl form, most if not all of these will turn off. 2) The pith area on the right-hand limb of the crotch includes several open and frass-filled beetle holes that has affected the adjacent wood. As a result, some of the wood in that area has turned a reddish brown, but still appears to be sound. As with the small pith-related cracks, most and possibly all of those beetle holes and the associated brown wood will turn off in a NE form. 3) The bark on the back side is full and generally tight, but a narrow strip has bowed up (impact from when I dropped the tree??). I will reinforce this with CA glue as soon as I post this listing, but it may not survive turning to make a "complete" barky NE bowl.

I see no other significant flaws.




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Bodark B-396 $50.00


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Bodark Lot 270
6 x 6 x 3"
4 lbs.

This is another slab-type bowl blank of Texas Bodark with a large patch of sapwood and bark on one edge that will pretty much dictate the orientation of a conventional bowl (with the barky edge on the backside). Again, the primary color is a bright golden yellow - typical of fresh-cut Bodark heartwood - that will turn to a strong and beautiful golden brown with age and sunlight.

There are several prominent borer holes in the sapwood of the bottom (bottom photo). Probing reveals that they are shallow and only barely penetrate the heartwood. I see no cracks, checks or other significant flaws in this block.



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Bodark Lot 270 $18.00









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Bodark B-562
4" x 2-3/4" x 7"
3-1/4 lbs.

This is a very nice rectangular block from an old Bodark tree that would be suitable for the head of a serious mallet. The wood is basically the bright golden-yellow of fresh-cut Bodark heartwood, but includes some reddish spalt-shading on the back side.

The blank is quite sound - I see no cracks or other structural flaws. There is a very small wedge of sapwood on one corner edge (upper right-hand corner, bottom photo). This would likely trim off as the block is trimmed for the final mallet-head shape.


Bodark B-562 $30.00


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Bodark B-564
3-3/4" x 3" x 6-1/2"
3 lbs.

This is another very nice rectangular block of Bodark that would be suitable for the head of a serious mallet. The wood is basically the bright golden-yellow of fresh-cut Bodark heartwood. There is a reddish-brown stain on one corner, but that is thin and would likely be removed as you shape the block.

The blank is quite sound and I see no serious cracks. There is a very small wedge-shaped gap on one edge of one end (top photo, left edge, near end) that appears to be where a bit of the wood "popped-off" at the very tail end of an old radial crack. Were I working with this block, I'd trim that gap off as part of the final shaping of the mallet-head. There is also a single short and very thin (and tight) crack on one edge (near end-grain face on both photos), This is the very tail-end of an old crack located outside of the block, and should not pose a problem to making a sound mallet.


Bodark B-564 $25.00


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Bodark B-551
3-1/2" x 11"" x 1/2"
~3/4 lbs.

This is a nice quarter-sawn board of spalted Bodark. The color is the strong golden-yellow of fresh-cut Bodark heartwood with a very light shading of reddish spalting in areas (bottom photo).

I see no cracks, checks or other significant flaws.


Bodark B-551 $10.00


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Bodark B-552
3-3/8" x 11"" x 1/2"
~3/4 lbs.

This is another nice quarter-sawn board of spalted Bodark. The color is the strong golden-yellow of fresh-cut Bodark heartwood with a very light shading of reddish spalting in areas (both photos).

I see no cracks, checks or other significant flaws.


Bodark B-552 $10.00


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Bodark B-553
3-3/8" x 11"" x 1/2"
~3/4 lbs.

This is a nice, quarter to rift-sawn Texas Bodark board. The color is the strong golden-yellow of fresh-cut Bodark heartwood with a very light shading of reddish spalting in areas (both photos).

There is a single, very small and tight crack on one corner (right edge of the near end-grain face, but not really visible in the photo). I consider this to be negligible, and I see no other flaws.


Bodark B-553 $10.00


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Bodark B-554
3-3/8" x 11"" x 1/2"
~3/4 lbs.

This is a nice, rift-sawn Texas Bodark board. The color is the strong golden-yellow of fresh-cut Bodark heartwood with a very light shading of reddish spalting (both photos).

I see no cracks, checks or other significant flaws.


Bodark B-554 $10.00


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Bodark B-555
3" x 11"" x 5/8"
~3/4 lbs.

This is another nice quarter to rift-sawn board of Texas Bodark. The color is the strong golden-yellow of fresh-cut Bodark heartwood, but with very little of the reddish spalting colors (both photos).

I see no serious flaws, but there are two small, shallow and very tight cracks on one edge (see the small red lines on the right edge of both photos). These are the very tail-ends of significant cracks located outside the limits of this board. I consider these to be insignificant and do see any other flaws.


Bodark B-555 $10.00


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Bodark B-556
2-7/8" x 11"" x 1/2"
~3/4 lbs.

This is a nice, rift-sawn Texas Bodark board. The color is the strong golden-yellow of fresh-cut Bodark heartwood with a very light shading of reddish spalting (both photos).

I see no cracks, checks or other significant flaws.


Bodark B-556 $9.00


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Bodark B-557
2-1/4" x 11"" x 5/8"
~1/2 lbs.

This is a nice, quarter-sawn board of Texas Bodark. The color is the strong golden-yellow of fresh-cut Bodark heartwood.

I see no cracks, checks or other significant flaws.


Bodark B-557 $5.00


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Bodark B-558
2-1/4" x 11"" x 1/2"
~1/2 lbs.

This is a nice, rift- to plain-sawn board of Texas Bodark. The color is the strong golden-yellow of fresh-cut Bodark heartwood, with a single strong band of reddish spalting across a portion of the back side.

I see no cracks, checks or other significant flaws.


Bodark B-558 $5.00


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Bodark B-559
2-1/4" x 11"" x 5/8"
~1/2 lbs.

This is a nice, quarter-sawn board of Texas Bodark. The color is the strong golden-yellow of fresh-cut Bodark heartwood with a single strong band of reddish spalting along one edge of the back side (bottom photo).

I see no serious flaws, but there is a single small, shallow and very tight crack on one edge of the end-grain face and adjacent side (top photo, near end, left side). That is the very tail-end of a crack that was located outside the limits of this board. I consider it to be insignificant.


Bodark B-559 $7.00


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Bodark B-560
2-1/4" x 7-1/2"" x 5/8"
~6 oz.

This is a small, quarter-sawn board of Texas Bodark. The color is the strong golden-yellow of fresh-cut Bodark heartwood.

I see no serious flaws, but there is a single small, shallow and very tight crack on one corner of the annotated face (top photo). That is the very tail-end of a crack that was located outside the limits of this board. I consider it to be insignificant and would either reinforce it with CA glue or trim it off.


Bodark B-560 $5.00


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Bodark B-561
1-3/8" x 11"" x 1/2"
~5 oz.

This is a small, rift-sawn Texas Bodark board. The color is the strong golden-yellow of fresh-cut Bodark heartwood with a very light shading of reddish spalting on one side (top photo).

I see no cracks, checks or other significant flaws.


Bodark B-561 $4.00


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Bodark B-537
3/4" x 1-1/4" x 13-3/4"
~1/2 lb.

This is a nice, long and narrow, rift-sawn board of very-lightly spalted Texas Bodark. The colors are the classic golden-yellow of fresh-cut Bodark heartwood, with occasional lines of reddish spalt staining. With time, the traditional orange and reddish Bodark colors will return to a beautiful dark, golden brown with age and exposure to air and light.

I see no flaws in this blank.


Bodark B-537 $10.00


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Bodark B-539
3" x 11"" x 1/2"
~3/4 lbs.

This is a very nice solid, plain-sawn board of spalted Bodark. The primary colors over approximately two-thirds of the annotated side and all of the back side, is a mix of the strong golden-yellow of Bodark heartwood and areas of dark red spalting. The red spalting on both sides is mainly seen as one prominent stripe, and multiple smaller stripes. The other one/third of that annotated face (top photo) is light brown sapwood - as small portion of which has come off on the very edge on the upper right edge (top photo).

There are several small patches of what appear to be frass-filled borer holes along that sapwood-heartwood boundary. Reinforcing with thin CA glue may be appropriate to stabilize those areas. I see no other significant flaws.


Bodark B-539 $10.00


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Bodark B-540
2" x 8"" x 3/4"
~1/2 lbs.

This is a nice small, quarter-sawn board of spalted Bodark. The primary color is the strong golden-yellow of fresh-cut Bodark heartwood but does include a stripe of dark red spalting along one edge (bottom Photo).

I see no cracks, checks or other significant flaws.


Bodark B-540 $8.00


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Bodark B-510
4" x 15-1/4"" x 7/8"
2 lbs.

This is a very nice solid, quarter-sawn Bodark board. The color is the strong golden-brown of old Bodark heartwood with a prominent, dark red spalted stripe up two-thirds of the front and back sides.

I see no significant flaws.


Bodark B-510 $20.00


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Bodark B-512
3" x 12"" x 3/4"
1 lb.

This is a very nice, highly-figured small Bodark board. It was cut from a large crotch of a very old and spalted Bodark tree - thus the complex colors and grain pattern. The color on the annotated face (top photo) is the strong golden-brown of old Bodark heartwood with prominent, darker reddish brown intra-grain stripes. The opposite side includes a large area with a more gentle figure and a much lighter, yellow color (bottom photo).

Due to some wandering of my bandsaw blade, one face (the annotated face) is slightly concave, such that the board is 3/4" thick in the center and 7/8" thick at each end. Your plainer can correct that concavity. The only flaws I see are three very small concave checks within the tighter curves of the grain on the annotated face. Two of those small checks are visible on the top photo, near end.

I see no significant flaws.


Bodark B-512 $20.00


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Bodark B-513
4" x 8-7/8"" x 1-1/8"
1-1/2 lbs.

This is another very nice, highly-figured small Bodark board. It was also cut from the area of a large crotch of a very old and spalted Bodark tree - thus the complex colors and grain pattern. The color of the annotated face (top photo) is the strong golden-brown of old Bodark heartwood with prominent, darker intra-grain stripes and a large patch of red spalting on the near end (top photo). The opposite side includes a more gentle figure and a much lighter colors (bottom photo).

The only flaw I see is a small area of wane on one corner (top photo, near end, left corner) where a small wedge of the wood "popped off" due to an old crossing crack. While a small portion of that crack remains on the back side (bottom photo, upper left-hand corner), the crack is effectively gone and no longer a problem.

I see no significant flaws.


Bodark B-513 $20.00


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Bodark B-514
3" x 12"" x 1/2"
1/2 lb.

This is another very nice, highly-figured small Bodark board. It was also cut from the area of a large crotch of a very old and spalted Bodark tree - thus the complex colors and grain pattern. The color of the annotated face (top photo) is the strong golden-brown of old Bodark heartwood with prominent, darker intra-grain stripes and a slightly darker shade of red spalting on the near end (top photo). The opposite side is a similar pattern and colors (bottom photo).

I see no significant flaws.


Bodark B-514 $15.00


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Bodark B-495
1" x 1-1/2" x 22-1/2"
~1 lbs.

This is a very nice, very long and narrow board of lightly spalted Texas Bodark. The colors are the light golden-orange of recently-surfaced Bodark, with occasional lines of reddish spalt staining. With time, the traditional orange and reddish Bodark colors will return to a beautiful dark, golden brown with age and exposure to air and light.

I see no significant flaws in this blank. There is a very thin drying check on one edge (top photo, left side adjacent to the annotations and just below the top edge). I recommend reinforcing this with thin CA glue. I see no other cracks, checks or significant flaws.



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Bodark B-495 $20.00


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Bodark B-453
3" x 8-1/4" x 1-3/8"
1-1/4 lbs.

This is a solid rectangular block of quarter-sawn, lightly spalted Texas Bodark. The colors are those of fresh-cut Bodark - a bright golden-yellow heartwood and a creamy white sapwood. The heartwood includes several stripes and areas of reddish spalting. All of those colors will, over the course of time and exposure to air and light, gradually change to a darker orange-brown and ultimately to a beautiful dark, golden brown.

There is a pair of short, overlapping cracks on one edge (bottom photo) that are the very tail ends of very old, pith-related radial cracks located outside this block. Otherwise, this block is quite sound - I see no other cracks, checks or significant flaws.


Bodark B-453 $15.00


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Bodark B-454
3-1/4" x 11-7/8" x 1"
1-1/4 lbs.

This is a nice rectangular board of quarter-sawn, lightly spalted Texas Bodark. The colors are those of fresh-cut Bodark - a bright golden-yellow heartwood and a creamy white sapwood (located on one edge). The heartwood includes numerous stripes and areas of light reddish spalting. All of those colors will, over the course of time and exposure to air and light, gradually change to a darker orange-brown and ultimately to a beautiful dark, golden brown.

There is a single small and tight, spalt-stained crack on one edge (both photos, on the lower edge of the left side) that is due to an old, pith-related radial crack located outside this block. Otherwise, this block is quite sound - I see no other cracks, checks or significant flaws.



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Bodark B-454 $15.00


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Bodark B-455
4-7/8" x 10-1/2" x 3/4"
1-1/2 lbs.

This is another nice, rectangular board of quarter-sawn, lightly spalted Texas Bodark. The colors are those of fresh-cut Bodark - a bright golden-yellow heartwood and a creamy white sapwood (located on one edge). The visible spalting is primarily along the heartwood-sapwood boundary where the wood is spalted a reddish brown color in a narrow band. All of those colors will, over the course of time and exposure to air and light, gradually change to a darker orange-brown and ultimately to a beautiful dark, golden brown.

There is a small area of reddish-brown lines within the heartwood on one end of the board (bottom photo, far end of left face). I do not know what this is but it is very thin (less than 1/32"). I see no cracks, checks or other significant flaws.


Bodark B-455 $15.00


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Bodark B-362
4-1/2" x 13-1/4" x 2-3/4"
6-1/2 lbs.

This is a very large and solid, rectangular block of quarter-sawn Bodark. The color is the bright golden-yellow of fresh-cut Bodark heartwood with the exception of a relatively thin section of dark red spalt-staining on one edge.

That spalt-staining is associated with radial cracks around the pith of the log (located outside the limits of this block), and one small radial crack is present on one corner (left corner, near end-grain face and upper side, bottom photo). There is also one fairly long (4 inches) drying check at the opposite end. It is ~1-1/2 where it intersects the end-grain face (left side, near end, top photo). The only other significant flaw I see is one large, open knot on one edge (left side and upper face, far end, bottom photo).



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Bodark B-362 $30.00


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Bodark Lot 225
3" x 2-5/8" x 7"
2-1/2 lbs.

This is a very-nicely figured, small rectangular block from an old Bodark tree. The wood is primarily the bright golden-yellow of fresh-cut Bodark heartwood with considerable red-stain spalting. There is one large area of bark and thin sapwood on one side and edge.

The blank is quite sound - I see no cracks or other structural flaws.



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Bodark Lot 225 $30.00




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This beautiful goblet was recently turned from some of the same Texas Bodark wood listed on this site. Additional examples of Bodark turnings are presented on our companion website Prairie's End Woodshop.






Listing last updated 3 June 2016


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