Oak Turning Wood For Sale

The pieces below are primarily Live Oak and Water Oak, the most common of the Oaks in this part of Texas. From time to time, I will have local varieties of the Red and White oak species available.

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. Most of these blanks 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 the photography.

Please note - I do not have a large kiln and so all of these Oak pieces (except for the pen blanks) are green to partially air-dried. They are not kiln-dried and should be treated as green wood for purposes of turning.

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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This initial "H" was cut for a customer from some of the same Texas Live Oak as those included on this page. Isn't that wood beautiful?

Additional examples of Oak turnings are presented on our companion website Prairie's End Woodshop.




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Live Oak Pen Blanks
1"x 1"x 5-1/2" and 6"

I occasionally have nicely figured wood leftover from my sawmill operations. When I have the time, I cut these into pen blanks. Those pictured here are spalted Live Oak with numerous prominent Oak ray flecks. They are quite attractive and should make very nice pens.


Live Oak Pen Blanks $2.00 each, no minimum.







Small end-grain blocks - 1" to 2-1/2" square



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Live Oak Lot 359
2"x 2"x 11-7/8"
1-3/4 lbs.

This is a very pretty end-grain block of Texas Live Oak. It includes a combination of attractive, tightly flowing, grain pattern around a "sunburst" pattern of ray flacks (top photo, annotated face).

There are several small and thin to very tight drying checks at the ends. I would simply reinforce them with CA glue before turning. There is also one prominent open gap on one side, apparently associated with a small, old, imbedded branch (bottom photo, near end of left side). Otherwise, the wood is solid and contains no other cracks or structural flaws.



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Live Oak Lot 359 $12.00


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Live Oak LO-360
2"x 2"x 10-3/4"
1-1/2 lbs.

This is another very nice end-grain spindle block of Texas Live Oak. The grain includes beautiful, tightly-flowing and undulating net-like patterns on all four faces.

This block is solid with no visible cracks or checks. There are several small open and/or frass-filled borer holes - character features and opportunities for colorful infill if you like. I see no other checks, cracks or significant flaws.



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Live Oak LO-360 $15.00


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Live Oak LO-361
2"x 2"x 8-3/4"
1-1/4 lbs.

This is an amazingly beautiful spindle block of Texas Live Oak. The grain on the annotated face and most of the two adjacent sides appears to be broadly burly - a mottled pattern that I have not seen in any other Live Oak pieces. On the back side, the grain is a more typical of Live Oak, a tightly-flowing, web-like pattern (resembling a swirling school of thousands of small fish). Very nice.

This block is solid but does include a number of small, generally very thin cracks and/or checks. I would reinforce those cracks/checks with CA glue before turning. It also has a large patch of bark on one corner, most of which will turn off as the block is rounded. And, there are several small open borer holes on two sides. I see no other significant flaws.



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Live Oak LO-361 $25.00


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Live Oak LO-362
2"x 2"x 10"
1-1/4 lbs.

This is another very nice end-grain spindle block of Texas Live Oak. The grain includes beautiful, tightly-flowing and undulating net-like patterns on all four faces, and an interesting (and unexplainable) color pattern in the lower portion (top photo). There is a large area of wane on one edge where the bark has been stripped off (bottom photo). That should not restrict turning a full, 2-inch diameter.

This block is solid with no significant cracks or checks. There are two small checks on one end that I would reinforce with CA glue before turning and a few small, open borer holes scattered about. There is also a chainsaw-cut notch on one end that I intended to trim off (but forgot!). That notch may restrict the useful length of this block by an inch or so. I see no other significant flaws.



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Live Oak LO-362 $15.00


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Live Oak Lot 263
2"x 2"x 12"
1-3/4 lbs.

This is another very nice end-grain "stick" of Texas Live Oak. This piece was also rift-sawn such that the grain lies at an approximate 45-degree angle to all 4 faces. The cut reveals a combination of attractive, tightly flowing, net-like grain patterns and ray flacks on all faces.

There is a large section of wane on one edge. It is located where the bark is visible on the lower left edge of the top photo - that bark pealed off as the blank dried, leaving the area of wane. That wane should turn off completely as the block is rounded. The wood is solid and contains no visible cracks or structural flaws.



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Live Oak Lot 263 $12.00


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Live Oak Lot 264
2"x 2"x 13"
2 lbs.

This is another very nice end-grain "stick" of Texas Live Oak that was rift-sawn such that the grain lies at an approximate 45-degree angle to all 4 faces. The cut reveals a combination of attractive, tightly-flowing, net-like grain patterns and ray flacks on all faces.

There is a thin section of bark on one corner (lower left corner, top photo) that should turn off completely as the block is rounded. The wood is solid and contains no visible cracks or structural flaws.



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Live Oak Lot 264 $12.00






Larger end-grain blocks, 2-1/2" to 6" square



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Live Oak LO-357
3"x 3"x 10-3/4"
3 lbs.

This is a very nice end-grain spindle block of Texas Live Oak. The grain includes beautiful, tightly-flowing, undulating net-like patterns with numerous elongated rays on the annotated face.

This block is solid with only one small crack at the end of one edge (bottom photo, upper face, far end of right edge). That will turn off as the block is roughed to round. There are also a number of small open and frass-filled borer holes throughout - character features and opportunities for colorful infill if you like. I see no other checks, cracks or significant flaws.



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Live Oak LO-357 $20.00


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Live Oak LO-358
3"x 3"x 10-1/4"
2-3/4 lbs.

This is a pretty nice end-grain spindle block of Texas Live Oak. The grain includes a complex, tightly-flowing, web-like pattern resembling a school of thousands of small fish). It also has an area of numerous, elongated rays on the annotated face.

This block is pretty solid but does have a number of small and thin drying checks, primarily at the end-grain faces (but not readily visible on the photos). I would reinforce these with CA glue before turning. There are also a number of small open and frass-filled borer holes throughout - character features and opportunities for colorful infill if you like. I see no other checks, cracks or significant flaws.



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Live Oak LO-358 $15.00


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Water Oak Lot 330
2-3/4" x 2-3/4" x 14"
3-1/2 lbs.

This is a very nice, lightly-spalted, end-grain spindle block of Texas Water Oak. It is all heartwood with a strong, tightly-flowing grain pattern. There is a beautiful, prominent pattern of grain-crossing, ribbon-like rays on one of the two quarter-sawn faces. Both end-grain faces exhibit some interesting spalting patterns and colors that may show well in the finished piece.

This block is solid and I see no cracks, checks or other significant flaws.



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Water Oak Lot 330 $25.00


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Water Oak Lot 331
2-3/4" x 2-3/4" x 12"
3 lbs.

This is another lightly-spalted, end-grain spindle block of Texas Water Oak. It is all heartwood with a strong, tightly-flowing grain pattern. Again there is a beautiful pattern of grain-crossing, ribbon-like rays on one of the two quarter-sawn faces. This time the rays are more subtle but there is a very nice chatoyance associated with them. Both end-grain faces and portions of the sides exhibit some interesting spalting patterns and colors that may show well in the finished piece.

This block is solid and I see no cracks, checks or other significant flaws.



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Water Oak Lot 331 $20.00


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Water Oak Lot 333
2-3/4" x 2-3/4" x 12"
2-1/2 lbs.

This is a very distinctive, end-grain spindle block of Texas Water Oak. It is all heartwood with a strong, tightly-flowing grain pattern, but includes a serious area of spalting that results in a prominent stripe of darker brown between areas of lighter brown along one entire side. .

This block is solid and I see no cracks, checks or other significant flaws.



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Water Oak Lot 333 $25.00


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Water Oak Lot 334
2-3/4" x 2-3/4" x 12"
3 lbs.

This is another lightly-spalted, end-grain spindle block of Texas Water Oak. It is all heartwood with a strong, tightly-flowing grain pattern. Again there is an attractive pattern of small, grain-crossing, ribbon-like rays on one quarter-sawn face. The rays are subtle but there is a very nice, light chatoyance associated with them. Both end-grain faces and portions of the sides exhibit some interesting spalting colors that may show well in the finished piece.

This block is solid and I see no cracks, checks or other significant flaws.


Water Oak Lot 334 $20.00


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Water Oak Lot 335
2-3/4" x 2-3/4" x 12"
2-3/4 lbs.

This is a beautiful, lightly-spalted, end-grain spindle block of Texas Water Oak. It is all heartwood with a strong, tightly-flowing grain pattern and a beautiful, prominent pattern of grain-crossing, ribbon-like rays on both of the two quarter-sawn faces. Again, interesting spalting color patterns are present that should show very nicely in the finished piece.

There is one small check in one end-grain face (bottom photo, but not visible on that photo). I see no other cracks, checks or significant flaws.


Water Oak Lot 335 $20.00


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Water Oak Lot 336
2-3/4" x 2-3/4" x 12"
2-3/4 lbs.

This is another lightly-spalted, end-grain spindle block of Texas Water Oak. It is all heartwood with a strong, tightly-flowing grain pattern. Again there is an attractive pattern of small, but prominent ribbon-like rays on one quarter-sawn face. The rays also exhibit a very nice, eye-catching, light-reflecting chatoyance.

This block is solid and I see no cracks, checks or other significant flaws.


Water Oak Lot 336 $25.00


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Water Oak Lot 337
2-7/8" x 2-7/8" x 12"
3-1/4 lbs.

This is another attractive, lightly-spalted, end-grain spindle block of Texas Water Oak. It is all heartwood with a strong, tightly-flowing grain pattern. Again there is an attractive pattern of small, but prominent ribbon-like rays on one quarter-sawn face. The rays also exhibit a very nice, eye-catching, light-reflecting chatoyance. Both end-grain faces exhibit some interesting spalting colors that may also show well in the finished piece.

This block is solid and I see no cracks, checks or other significant flaws.


Water Oak Lot 337 $25.00


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Water Oak Lot 338
2-3/4" x 2-3/4" x 12"
2-3/4 lbs.

This is another very nice, lightly-spalted, end-grain spindle block of Texas Water Oak. It is all heartwood with a strong, tightly-flowing grain pattern and a beautiful and prominent pattern of grain-crossing, ribbon-like rays on one of the two quarter-sawn faces. Again, interesting spalting color patterns are present that should show very nicely in the finished piece.

There is one small check in one end-grain face (bottom photo, but not visible on that photo) and several more one side (upper face, bottom photo, but also not visible on that photo). These checks are very thin and do not appear to be structurally significant, but the price reflects their presence. I see no other cracks, checks or significant flaws.



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Water Oak Lot 339
2-3/4" x 2-3/4" x 12"
2-3/4 lbs.

This is another lightly-spalted, end-grain spindle block of Texas Water Oak. It is all heartwood with a strong, tight grain pattern. Again there is an attractive pattern of small, grain-crossing, ribbon-like rays on one quarter-sawn face. The rays are subtle but there is a very nice, light chatoyance associated with them. Both end-grain faces and portions of the sides exhibit some interesting spalting colors that may show well in the finished piece.

This block is solid and I see no cracks, or other significant flaws. There is one small check on one side of one end-grain face (right side of end-grain, top photo). This is a minor flaw at the moment and will be re-checked before a sale.


Water Oak Lot 339 $20.00


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Water Oak Lot 341
2-3/4" x 2-3/4" x 12"
2-3/4 lbs.

This is another lightly-spalted, end-grain spindle block of Texas Water Oak. Again, it is all heartwood with a strong, tight grain pattern and an attractive pattern of small, grain-crossing, ribbon-like rays on one quarter-sawn face. The rays are subtle but there is a very nice chatoyance associated with them. Both end-grain faces and portions of the sides exhibit some interesting spalting colors that may show well in the finished piece.

This block is solid and I see no cracks, or other significant flaws. There is one small check on one edge and the adjacent side of one end-grain face (upper portion of the end-grain face, bottom photo). This is a minor flaw at the moment and will be re-checked before a sale.


Water Oak Lot 341 $20.00


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Water Oak Lot 343
2-3/4" x 2-3/4" x 10"
2-1/2 lbs.

This is another attractive, lightly-spalted, end-grain spindle block of Texas Water Oak. It is all heartwood with a strong, tight grain pattern. Again there is an attractive pattern of small, but prominent ribbon-like rays on one side of one quarter-sawn face (annotated face, top photo, but not prominent in photo). The rays also exhibit a very nice, eye-catching, light-reflecting chatoyance. Both end-grain faces exhibit some interesting spalting colors that may also show well in the finished piece.

This block is solid and I see no cracks, checks or other significant flaws.


Water Oak Lot 343 $15.00


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Water Oak Lot 347
2-3/4" x 2-3/4" x 9"
2-1/4 lbs.

This is another attractive, lightly-spalted, end-grain spindle block of Texas Water Oak. It is all heartwood with a strong, tight grain pattern. Again there is an attractive pattern of small, but prominent ribbon-like rays on one side of one quarter-sawn face (annotated face, top photo, but not prominent in photo).

This block is solid and I see no cracks, checks or other significant flaws.


Water Oak Lot 347 $15.00


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Live Oak Lot 320
3"x 3"x 11"
3-1/2 lbs.

This is a very nice end-grain spindle block of spalted Texas Live Oak. The grain includes attractive, broadly linear spalting pattern on two faces (top and left side, top photo) and a beautiful pattern of grain-crossing, ribbon-like rays on one quarter-sawn face (top face, bottom photo). The grain-crossing spalting is really distinctive and attractive on the end-grain faces.

The block is solid and contains no visible cracks or other structural flaws.



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Live Oak Lot 320 $25.00


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Live Oak LO-356
3-1/2"x 3-1/2"x 9-1/2"
4 lbs.

This is a very nice end-grain spindle block of Texas Live Oak. The grain includes beautiful, tightly-flowing, undulating patterns on the annotated face and an attractive linear to ripply grain pattern the other faces. There is a thick section of bark on one edge and the end portion of the back side (bottom photo). Most of that bark will turn off as the block is rounded, but that will reduce the maximum diameter of a turned piece at that end.

This block is solid and but does include a single short but open drying check in the bottom end-grain face (top photo, end-grain face, but it is indistinct at that scale). I see no other checks, cracks or structural flaws.



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Live Oak LO-356 $25.00


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Live Oak Lot 271
3"x 3"x 12"
4 lbs.

This is another very nice end-grain spindle block of Texas Live Oak. The grain includes attractive, tightly-flowing, undulating patterns on two plain-sawn faces (left and right sides on the top photo) and a beautiful pattern of grain-crossing, ribbon-like rays on one quarter-sawn face (bottom photo) and a nifty net-like grain pattern on the opposite quarter-sawn face (annotated face, top photo).

There is a small patch of bark on a portion of one side (right edge, top photo). Most if not all of that bark should turn off as the block is rounded. Otherwise, this block is solid and contains no visible cracks or structural flaws.



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Live Oak Lot 271 $20.00


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Live Oak Lot 317
4-1/2"x 4-1/2"x 10"
7-1/2 lbs.

This is a very nice, large end-grain spindle block of Texas Live Oak. This piece is essentially a "1/4-log" piece, with two adjacent quarter-sawn faces and two adjacent plain-sawn faces. The quarter-sawn faces include a combination of especially beautiful ribbon-like rays and ray flecks. There are also numerous small patches of thin, black pencil-line spalting. Again, these features and complex patterns are likely to be beautifully exposed in a turned piece.

There is a section of bark on one edge of the back side. This bark is relatively thick but being confined to the edge, should turn off cleanly as the block is roughed to round. There are also a number of small, infilled borer holes in the sapwood close to the bark.

This block is solid but it does contain a portion of the pith and includes several small, dark-stained pith-related cracks. However, these cracks seem to be confined to one edge (top photo) and should turn off as the block is roughed to round. In addition, there are several small drying checks at one end (end-grain face, bottom photo). Re-examination (9/13/11) reveals that these drying checks are noticeably larger and probing with a slip of paper reveals that they are as deep as 1". Trimming these off might reduce the overall length a bit, but there is still plenty of solid wood in this block.



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Live Oak Lot 317 $30.00






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Live Oak LO-342
10-1/2" x 11" x ~4-1/2"
17 lbs.

This is a very attractive, half-log block of Texas Live Oak suitable for a fairly large and deep bowl. It has full bark on the backside so the form could be either conventional or barky, natural-edge. The grain includes a very attractive swirling pattern of light to broadly prominent ray flakes. The colors are basically the typical light brown of Live Oak sapwood with a large swath of darker brown heartwood thru the central area (top photo).

This block is solid but it does have one fairly-large pith-related radial crack on one end (see photos). I tried to cut the log in half along the pith, but got off-center, so that pith is present at the surface on one end (bottom photo) and at a depth of ~1-1/4" at the other (middle photo). For a conventional bowl, that crack should be reinforced with CA glue before turning, and possibly filled with colored epoxy or some type of inlace. If a natural-edge bowl were planned, most if not all of the pith will turn off and hopefully - so will the crack. The price below reflects the presence (and complications) of that crack.



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Live Oak Lot LO-342 $40.00


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Live Oak LO-343
9-1/2" 10-1/2" x ~3"
17 lbs.

This is an attractive, trimmed half-log block of Texas Live Oak, also suitable for a bowl of 8-1/2 to 9" diameter and up to 3" deep. It also has full bark on the backside so the form could be either conventional or barky, natural-edge. The grain includes an attractive pattern of ray flakes across the face that will likely be present throughout the final-turned bowl. The colors are basically the typical light brown of Live Oak sapwood with a small swath of darker brown heartwood at one end (top photo).

This block was cut such that the pith was completely removed. However, there are two small, intermittent cracks (top photo) that appear to be the tail ends of pith-related radials. Both cracks are thin and appear to be shallow but the one closest to the center can be traced as a very tight line to a depth of 1-1/2" at one end-grain face (top photo). For a conventional bowl, both cracks should be reinforced with CA glue before turning. It appears that all of the cracks will turn off if a natural-edge bowl were planned. The price below reflects the presence (and complications) of those two minor cracks.



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Live Oak Lot LO-343 $30.00


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Live Oak LO-352
7-1/2" x 8-1/2" x 3-1/2"
5-3/4 lbs.

This is another nice, half-log block of Texas Live Oak crotch. In this case, the crotch included a smaller, secondary limb on one side of the log rather than a full "Y-fork" (top photo, right side). This blank would be suitable for a bowl of up to 6-1/2" diameter and 3-1/2" depth and, since it also has full and tight bark on the backside, would be suitable for a "barky" natural-edge bowl as well as a conventional bowl. In this case, the only bark-filled crotch gap is located on a small part of one end and will turn off as the final form is roughed out. A second stripe of what appears to be included bark is present on the right side of the annotated face above the side limb. That feature should turn off if the blank is turned for a natural-edge form. If I were turning this, I would go for the natural-edge bowl form.

Once again the grain is complex and includes a swirling pattern of prominent ray flakes within the light brown sapwood and a strong, liner crotch figure in the central, darker brown heartwood. The log was cut close to the pith the produce this blank and the pith is present at the cut face (end-grain faces, both photos). A band of small pith-related cracks or checks lies within the pith area on the annotated face, as well as outside the limits of the circle drawn on the annotated face (developed after my photography and not visible on the photos). These are another reason to go for a natural-edge bowl - all of those small cracks should turn off completely.

These orange-brown oval spots on the right side of the blank (top photo) are areas of decay related to that old side limb. They will also turn off if the blank is turned for a natural-edge form. I see no other cracks or structural flaws.

Note - As of 4/1/2017, the bark is now loose on this blank. While it should be suitable for a natural-edge bowl, it would not be a "barky" NE bowl.



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Live Oak Lot LO-352 $25.00


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Live Oak LO-355
6-1/4 lbs.

This is a nice half-log block of Texas Live Oak suitable for an up to 6-1/2" diameter by 3-1/2" bowl in either conventional or barky, natural-edge form. The grain includes a very attractive swirling pattern of light to broadly prominent ray flakes. The colors are basically the light brown sapwood, typical of Live Oak, with a large swath of darker brown thru the central area closest to the pith (top photo).

This block was cut from close to the pith of the log and a portion of the pith is present at and just below the annotated face on one end (top photo). There are several small and very thin cracks/checks on the upper portion of the annotated face that may represent the tail ends of pith-related radial cracks. These should be reinforced with CA glue (and filled if open) before and/or during turning. I see no other significant flaws.



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Live Oak Lot LO-355 $20.00


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Live Oak LO-332
7 lbs.

This is a very nice, half-log block of Texas Live Oak suitable for an ~6-1/2" diameter by 2-1/2" bowl in either conventional or barky, natural-edge form. The grain includes a very attractive swirling pattern of light to broadly prominent ray flakes. The colors are basically the typical light brown of Live Oak with a large swath of darker brown thru the central area closest to the pith (top photo).

This block is solid - I see no cracks or other structural flaws. The pith of the log was cut out of this blank and I see no major pith-related cracks. There are two small and very thin radial cracks, one at each end of the blanks. These may be present in the final bowl form and should be reinforced with CA glue (and filled if open) during turning. There is a small, dark stained imbedded twig on one end-grain side (bottom photo). That is likely to turn off as the bowl form is roughed-out. I see no other significant flaws.



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Live Oak Lot LO-332 $20.00


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Live Oak LO-335
10" x 10" x 2"
5 lbs.

This is a very nice, half-log block of Texas Live Oak crotch. The grain is complex and includes the typical swirling pattern of light to broadly prominent ray flakes, and a nice subtle feather figure in the center of the crotch. The colors are basically the typical light brown of Live Oak. Those dark stripes are surface smudges related to my dull bandsaw blade. With full bark on the back side, this blank will be good for a natural-edge bowl as well as a conventional bowl form.

This block is solid - I see no cracks or other structural flaws. The pith was cut completely out of this blank and I see absolutely no sign of any pith-related cracks or other structural problems.



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Live Oak Lot LO-335 $25.00


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Live Oak LO-337
6" x 7" x 2-1/2"
4-1/2 lbs.

This is another very nice, half-log block of Texas Live Oak suitable for a natural-edge or conventional bowl approximately 6 inches in diameter and 2-1/2 inches deep. The grain is also complex and includes the typical swirling pattern of light to broadly prominent ray flakes on the annotated face and numerous radiating rays on the end-grain faces. The colors are basically the typical light brown of Live Oak with a prominent swath of darker brown thru the central area closest to the pith (top photo).

The pith of the log was cut completely out of this blank and I see no cracks, checks or other structural problems. Those two dark brown spots on the annotated face appear to be the ends of imbedded juvenile twigs/branches.



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Live Oak Lot LO-337 $20.00


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Live Oak LO-338
5-1/2" x 5-1/2" x 2"
3 lbs.

This is a very nice, small half-log block of Texas Live Oak. It should be good for a 5" to 5-1/2" diameter, 2" deep bowl. The grain is also complex and includes the typical swirling pattern of light to broadly prominent ray flakes on the annotated face and numerous radiating rays on the end-grain faces. The colors are basically the typical light brown of Live Oak with narrow but prominent swaths of darker brown thru the central area closest to the pith and a second darker stripe related to an old, imbedded side limb (top photo).

The log was cut in half from close to the pith and a portion of that pit lies at the surface on one end (top photo) and 1/2" to 3/4" below the surface at the other (bottom photo). However, I see no pith related cracks or any other potential structural problems.

Note - As of 4/1/2017, the bark is now loose on this blank. While it should be suitable for a natural-edge bowl, it would not be a "barky" NE bowl.


Live Oak Lot LO-338 $20.00


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Live Oak LO-339
5-1/2" x 5-1/2" x 2"
2-3/4 lbs.

This is another very nice, small half-log block of Texas Live Oak (the half-brother to LO-338 above). It should also be good for a 5" to 5-1/2" diameter, 2" deep bowl. The grain is also complex and includes the typical swirling pattern of light to broadly prominent ray flakes on the annotated face and numerous radiating rays on the end-grain faces. The colors are basically the typical light brown of Live Oak with narrow but prominent swaths of darker brown thru the central area closest to the pith and a second darker stripe related to an old, imbedded side limb (top photo).

The log was cut in half from close to the pith and a portion of that pit lies at the surface on one end (top photo) and approximately 1/4" below the surface at the other (bottom photo). However, I see no pith related cracks or any other potential structural problems.

Note - As of 4/1/2017, the bark is now loose on this blank. While it should be suitable for a natural-edge bowl, it would not be a "barky" NE bowl.


Live Oak Lot LO-339 $20.00


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Live Oak Lot LO-323
6" diameter x 2 to 2-1/2" height
2-1/4 lbs.

This is a smaller round-trimmed, half-log block of spalted Texas Live Oak. It was also cut from a crotch and exhibits a complex grain pattern, including a delicate feather figure with a palm-like radiating pattern of ray flakes. The colors are basically the typical light brown of Live Oak with small areas of darker brown spalting. A large area of dark brown bark covers most of the back side.

This block is solid - I see no cracks or other structural flaws. The pith of the original log passes thru this blank from the center of one side (middle photo) to and out the opposite side of the top face (nearer portion of the annotated face, top photo), but it appears to be sound. There are a number of old, frass-filled and black-lined borer holes located just below the bark.



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Live Oak Lot LO-324
6" diameter x 2 to 2-1/2" height
2-1/4 lbs.

This is another smaller, round-trimmed, half-log block of spalted Texas Live Oak. It was also cut from a crotch and exhibits a complex grain pattern, including a delicate feather figure with a palm-like radiating pattern of ray flakes. The colors are basically the typical light brown of Live Oak with small areas of darker brown spalting. Dark brown bark covers a large portion of the back side.

This block is pretty solid - I see no major cracks or other structural flaws. The pith of the original log passes thru the edge of the annotated face (nearer edge, top photo) but it appears to be sound with the exception of one small radial crack that extend up to the lip of a potential bowl. That should be reinforced with CA glue before turning. As an alternative, this small crack should turn off completely if an oval hollow-form is turned rather than an open bowl. There are also a number of old, frass-filled and black-lined borer holes located just below the bark.



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Live Oak Lot LO-324 $20.00


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Live Oak Lot 290
6"x 6"x 3"
4-1/4 lbs.

This is another very nice square block of Texas Live Oak. The grain includes attractive, tightly-flowing, undulating patterns on the plain-sawn faces of the top and bottom. Two sides are essentially rift-sawn (the left and right sides on the top photo) and display a web/net-like grain pattern. The other two (end-grain) sides clearly show the numerous radiating, grain-crossing medullary rays.

This block is solid with no significant cracks or other structural flaws. However, there are several minor, thin and likely very shallow drying checks on the annotated face (developed after the photo was taken, so not visible). Mounted with the annotated face as the base of a bowl or hollow-form, most of these checks would turn off and any remaining would be restricted to the tenon.



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Live Oak Lot 290 $18.00


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Live Oak Lot 291
6"x 6"x 3"
3-3/4 lbs.

This is another very nice square block of Texas Live Oak. The grain includes attractive, tightly-flowing, undulating patterns on the plain-sawn faces of the top and bottom. Two sides are quarter-sawn (the left and right sides on the top photo) and display very nice patterns of ribbon-like ray flecks. The other two (end-grain) sides clearly show the numerous radiating, grain-crossing medullary rays.

There are small strips of bark on two edges of the back side (bottom photo). Mounted with this face as the bottom of a bowl, all of that bark should turn off. There are several small, infilled borer holes in the sapwood just below the bark. Note - since my initial listing of this bowl blank, it has developed a single, small (~3/16" diameter) but deep (~1-1/2") beetle "escape" hole on one side. If turning a bowl from this blank, you will likely have that hole in the side to contend with - an opportunity for creativity (colored epoxy, turquoise, inlace???).

This block is solid - I see no cracks, checks or other structural flaws.



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Live Oak Lot 291 $18.00


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Live Oak Lot 292
6"x 6"x 3"
3-3/4 lbs.

This is another very nice square block of Texas Live Oak. The grain includes attractive, tightly-flowing, undulating patterns on the plain-sawn faces of the top and bottom. Two sides are quarter-sawn (the left and right sides on the top photo) and display very nice patterns of ribbon-like ray flecks. The other two (end-grain) sides clearly show the numerous radiating, grain-crossing medullary rays.

There are sections of bark on two edges of the back side (bottom photo). Mounted with this face as the bottom of a bowl, all of that bark should turn off. There are also several small, infilled borer holes in the sapwood just below the bark.

This block is solid - I see no cracks or other structural flaws.



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Live Oak Lot 292 $18.00


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Live Oak Lot 296
6"x 6"x 3-3/4"
4-1/4 lbs.

This is another very nice square block of Texas Live Oak. The grain includes attractive, tightly-flowing, undulating patterns on the plain-sawn faces of the top and bottom. Two sides are essentially rift-sawn (the left and right sides on the top photo) and display a web/net-like grain pattern. The other two (end-grain) sides clearly show the numerous radiating, grain-crossing medullary rays.

This block is solid with no significant cracks or other structural flaws.



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Live Oak Lot 296 $30.00


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Live Oak Lot 298
6"x 6"x 4"
5-1/2 lbs.

This is another deep square block of Texas Live Oak. The top and bottom faces are also quarter-sawn and include very nice patterns of ribbon-like ray flecks. The two (end-grain) sides clearly show the numerous radiating, grain-crossing medullary rays.

There is a thin patch of bark on a portion of one side (right side, top photo and near side, bottom photo). All of that bark should turn off if a planned bowl form is oriented such that the annotated face is the bottom. There are also several small, infilled borer holes in the outer portion of the sapwood, just below that bark. Most of these should also turn off.

This block was also cut from close to the pith of the log and a single long open pith-related radial crack extends into one side (top photo, left side and exposed end-grain face). The depth of this crack at the end-grain faces is approximately 1/4" to 3/4" and I suspect that all of it will turn off as a bowl shape is roughed-out. I see a nice bowl or hollow-form in this piece.



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Live Oak Lot 298 $22.00


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Live Oak Lot 299
6"x 6"x 4"
5-1/4 lbs.

This is another deep square block of Texas Live Oak. The top and bottom faces are quarter-sawn and include very nice patterns of ribbon-like ray flecks. The two (end-grain) sides clearly show the numerous radiating, grain-crossing medullary rays.

There is a fairly thick section of bark on a portion of one side (right side, top photo and near side, bottom photo). Most of that bark will turn off if a planned bowl form is oriented such that the annotated face is the top, but it may reduce the maximum bowl-form diameter to ~5-1/2". There are also several small, infilled borer holes in the outer portion of the sapwood, just below that bark. Most of these should also turn off.

This block was also cut from close to the pith of the log and a single short pith-related radial crack extends into one corner (top photo, left side and exposed end-grain face). The depth of this crack at the end-grain face is approximately 1/4" and it I expect all of it to be removed as a bowl shape is roughed-out. Again, I see a nice bowl or hollow-form in this piece.



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Live Oak Lot 299 $22.00


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Live Oak Lot 286
6"x 6"x 3"
4-1/4 lbs.

This is a nice square block of Texas Live Oak that I held back for my own work, but never got around to turning. The grain includes attractive, tightly-flowing, undulating patterns on the plain- to rift-sawn faces of the top and bottom. Two sides are rift- to quarter-sawn and display a web/net-like grain pattern. The other two (end-grain) sides clearly exhibit numerous radiating, grain-crossing medullary rays.

This block is solid with no significant cracks or other structural flaws. It is about 3 years-old and is quite well air-dried. There is a gentle curvature of the blank that developed during drying and does not show up in the photos. That curvature will be removed easily as the blank is turned into a bowl form.



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Live Oak Lot 286 $20.00


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Live Oak Lot 294
6"x 6"x 4"
5-1/2 lbs.

This is another very nice, 3 year-old and dry, square block of Texas Live Oak that I held back for my own work, but never got around to turning. It was cut from close to the pith of the log such that both the top and bottom are fully quarter-sawn. That orientation also resulted in two distinctive and attractive colors, the light brown of Live Oak heartwood and a darker reddish-brown of Live Oak sapwood.

The quarter-sawn top and bottom faces display a beautiful web/net-like grain pattern. The grain pattern of two of the sides includes attractive, tightly-flowing, undulating patterns, and the two end-grain sides clearly exhibit numerous radiating, grain-crossing medullary rays. All in all, this block should yield a beautiful bowl.

This block is solid and the only significant flaws that I see are two short and narrow radial checks on one corner that developed during air-drying (after the photos were taken, so not visible there). Located on that corner, they should turn off as the block is roughed to round.



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Live Oak Lot 294 $30.00


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Live Oak Lot 301
6"x 6"x 4"
5-1/2 lbs.

This is another very nice, 3 year-old and dry, square-cut block of Texas Live Oak that I held back for my own work, but never got around to turning. It was cut from close to the pith of the log such that both the top and bottom are fully quarter-sawn. That orientation also resulted in two distinctive and attractive colors, the light brown of Live Oak heartwood and a darker reddish-brown of Live Oak sapwood.

The quarter-sawn top and bottom faces display a beautiful web/net-like grain pattern. The grain pattern of two of the sides includes attractive, tightly-flowing, undulating patterns, and the two end-grain sides clearly exhibit numerous radiating, grain-crossing medullary rays. All in all, this block should yield a beautiful bowl.

This block is solid and I see no cracks, checks or other significant flaws.

Correction: Since initially described and listed, I now see two previously unnoticed borer holes in one side. Located in the sapwood section on one side (barky near side, bottom photo), one is ~1/8" in diameter at the surface and about 1" long, lying subparallel to the side just below the bark. The second is oval, just over 1/4" wide and 2-1/2" long and also lying sub-parallel to the barky side within the outer portion of the sapwood. Probing with a stiff wire indicates that both borer holes are shallow, with the larger one somewhere around 1/4 to 3/8" deep below the bark surface. If this blank is to be used to turn a bowl, mounting the block such that the annotated face is the bottom of the bowl, should result in both of these holes turning off completely.



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Live Oak Lot 301 $35.00






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Live Oak Lot 363
3-3/4"x 11"x 3/4"
1 lb.

This is a very nice small, plain-sawn board of Texas Live Oak. That cut reveals a beautiful pattern of ray flacks on both the top and bottom faces.

The wood is solid and contains no visible cracks or structural flaws.



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Live Oak Lot 363 $10.00


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Live Oak Lot 364
2"x 9"x 3/4"
1/2 lb.

This is a very nice small, rift-sawn board of Texas Live Oak. That cut reveals a nice grain that is typical of Live Oak, a tightly-flowing, web-like pattern resembling a swirling school of small fish. On the back side, the cut reveals a beautiful pattern of swirling burly grain. All in all, it is beautiful.

The wood is generally solid but that complex burl pattern on the back side includes several small and tight curling checks that developed as the wood dried. I would reinforce and fill these checks with CA glue. I see no other significant flaws.



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Live Oak Lot 364 $20.00






Listing last updated 3 June 2016


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