This blank is Chinese Elm from my neighbor's tree. It died last fall and had to come down last week. This is the top part of the trunk, it split into 4 branches at this point.
While there we stopped into the local Woodcraft, my only purchase was a Woodriver brand Stebcenter. I've been playing with it for the last couple of day and I really like it so far and at $20 it's a bargain.