Thursday, May 23, 2013

Smoketree [Chittum Burl] (Cotinus Sp)

Status: Secure and available.

Other Common Names:
Native to Southeastern United States, these members of the Anacardiaceae family (Cotinus) can grow to 10-15 feet in height and 1.5 feet in diameter. .

Color is yellowish orange.

Medium to fine texture , machines well and turns well.  Specific Gravity: ???. Avg. Dry Weight:  ??? pounds per cubic foot.

Root Burls form in Limestone deposits common in Alabama. The Burl mush be removed from the limestone by either chipping or dynamite. As such the Burls are highly sought after.

Used to make: Turning, Knife making, Carving.

Smoketree (Cotinus Sp)
Chittum Root Burl  (Cotinus Sp)

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