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Re: Indentifying Hardwoods, uses and properties
« Reply #40 on: March 05, 2013, 09:37:07 pm »
The base is all wrong.  Maybe it is a Texas Mutant Southern Red Cherrybark Oak.  Heck, in some places there in Texas, you can't even get pork BBQ.  Now, what kind of way is that to be  ???.  That just ain't right. 
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Re: Indentifying Hardwoods, uses and properties
« Reply #41 on: March 06, 2013, 04:14:57 am »
They probably don't taste as good over there. Tough old hogs. :D

Pre-commercial thinning pays off. :)

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Re: Indentifying Hardwoods, uses and properties
« Reply #42 on: March 08, 2013, 12:17:13 pm »
Southern red sounds like some variant of scotch or cannabis. 
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Re: Indentifying Hardwoods, uses and properties
« Reply #43 on: January 14, 2014, 03:38:20 pm »
Hey guys-

I've been burning this recent dead fall (came down last winter) the past few days, and it is GREAT. Burns hot, and for a long time. I don't know if I'm just enamored because I've mostly been burning walnut and it's a warmer day (high 40s), but…it's just great. I think it's red oak, but I need some confirmation.

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Re: Indentifying Hardwoods, uses and properties
« Reply #44 on: August 08, 2014, 07:05:26 pm »
We tore down an old barn today i was told the floor joists were chestnut there was not the bold grain i am used to seeing in older homes the growth rings were very tight but they were sawed to modern day dimensions any help would be appreciated  Thanks Scott
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Re: Indentifying Hardwoods, uses and properties
« Reply #45 on: August 08, 2014, 08:13:43 pm »
Post a good pic showing the end grain, and we'll be able to tell much better.
A thin clean-cut slice scanned on a scanner is a good way to get a pic. Most printer/scanners and computers will have that capability.
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Re: Indentifying Hardwoods, uses and properties
« Reply #46 on: August 08, 2014, 08:42:59 pm »
The rays will not be visible like in oak, and the earlywood pores will have tyloses (crystalline-like deposits).  The latewood pores are arranged in wandering radial lines (toward the pith). 
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Re: Indentifying Hardwoods, uses and properties
« Reply #47 on: December 31, 2014, 07:44:28 pm »
I have found the following tool very useful...

Forest Trees of Maine: Centennial Issue 1908 - 2008
It has color pictures of berries/fruits/seeds, bark young and old, buds, leaves, known range and other identifying characteristics. It ALSO has this nifty 'identify your tree' section (one for winter time, another for summer time)... where you answer a bunch of questions, and it narrows down what type/kind/species of tree you're trying to identify. Very very useful...

Granted... likely most useful for Canadian and north eastern US... only.


http://www.maine.gov/dacf/mfs/publications/handbooks_guides/forest_trees/index.html

You can buy it (hand spiral bound, plastic coated pages, for field use) or download the .pdf for free.
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Re: Indentifying Hardwoods, uses and properties
« Reply #48 on: May 03, 2015, 02:36:18 am »
So I know we got plenty of douglas fir in the willamette valley but anyone else know what hardwood is out here besides just maple and the occasional oak and the even less occasional madrone?
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Re: Indentifying Hardwoods, uses and properties
« Reply #49 on: April 03, 2016, 10:31:36 am »
UK tree id link

http://www.woodlandtrust.org.uk/visiting-woods/trees-woods-and-wildlife/british-trees/

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Please ID Tree from SE Texas
« Reply #50 on: May 16, 2016, 11:57:32 am »
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I appreciate the help. I really want to know if this type of wood would be good for carving knife handles or carving in general. Thanks.

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Re: Indentifying Hardwoods, uses and properties
« Reply #51 on: May 16, 2016, 05:18:00 pm »
Looks like soft maple at first glance. It's harder than basswood or butternut, but maple makes a nice tool handle, so I'm sure it will suffice for a knife.  ;)

Will people buy it for such? Maybe not. Maple is plentiful.

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Re: Indentifying Hardwoods, uses and properties
« Reply #52 on: May 16, 2016, 08:16:05 pm »
Maybe beech.  I would not argue with soft maple, either.
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Re: Indentifying Hardwoods, uses and properties
« Reply #53 on: May 17, 2016, 04:57:49 pm »
Beech came to mind to. If you know someone who weaves I have seen beech used to make weaving shuttles.  I have a couple, but made by Leclerc Looms. And of course maple is used to, I've made 5 from hard maple. ;D

Pre-commercial thinning pays off. :)

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