Batch of Bodark
This is a matched pair of Bodark / Osage Orange turning blocks. They are 2.8" x 2.8" square and 10" long. They are rough-sawn and surface aged to a golden-brown; their interiors will be the bright orange/yellow of freshly-cut Bodark.
They've been air-dried for many years to a moisture content of 8-10%. One of the blocks is entirely heartwood; the other has a bit of sapwood and a corner of wane. There is one crack in that same corner; you might want to CA glue stabilize it prior to turning.
There are lots of photos -- be sure to scroll down below the first 3. I've carefully rotated each block, so that you can see all sides and ends.
These will be a joy to work with!