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Maybe cypress
« on: July 08, 2017, 11:17:26 am »
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Uncovered this 6x6 today.  the edges are partially rotten in places it was about 12 ft long.  I thought cypress at first but no smell. Location is southwest Alabama.  Any ideas.  So far this is the only thing different I have found besides cedar. The heart wood is fairly rot resistant, it has been here for at least 15 yrs


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Re: Maybe cypress
« Reply #1 on: July 08, 2017, 12:35:07 pm »
  I've only   sawed one honey locust log, and was blown away  by how beautiful the  grain was.  I have no idea if it's gonna dry  flat and even, but am looking forward to  planing the boards in a few months.
     What is this   lumber generally  used for?
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Re: Maybe cypress
« Reply #2 on: July 09, 2017, 10:27:38 pm »
Any ideas?  I will have better pics if I get a chance to mill it

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Re: Maybe cypress
« Reply #3 on: July 10, 2017, 07:46:20 am »
If it is cypress, if will not have resin canals.  If it is pine, it will have resin canals.  They can be seen with a hand lens or magnifying glass on a clean slice of the end grain like you would make with a razor knife.
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Re: Maybe cypress
« Reply #4 on: July 12, 2017, 09:49:21 am »
Thanks Danny I will see if I can figure it out. I brought a chunk  home and it has been staring at me ever since. I have had sleepless nights not knowing

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