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Offline Clark

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Bought some walnut, part II
« on: May 15, 2017, 02:53:08 pm »
In another thread I discussed some walnut lumber that I recently bought. The method of it being cut wasn't the only mystery. Before I continue, I must put up a small defense. This wood had been stored in a dirt-floored garage for possibly 60 years. It was all rough cut and some boards had significant marks from one ragged tooth on the circular mill. It all looked the same to me.

While planing, this piece stood out for obvious reasons and I have no clue what it is.





It came from Iowa and it's a hardwood. Those are the clues I can give you right now.

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Re: Bought some walnut, part II
« Reply #1 on: May 15, 2017, 03:06:02 pm »
cherry, similar to light and dark I see across the rings of our cherry here, plus what looks like a pink hue to me.

Pre-commercial thinning pays off. :)

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Re: Bought some walnut, part II
« Reply #2 on: May 15, 2017, 03:08:03 pm »
Black cherry?  That looks like my Cherry boards, right down to the knot in almost every one.   :D
The sapwood would be much lighter but maybe they cut that all off?

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Re: Bought some walnut, part II
« Reply #3 on: May 15, 2017, 03:28:42 pm »
Could be cherry or butternut too.
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Re: Bought some walnut, part II
« Reply #4 on: May 15, 2017, 03:45:19 pm »
Possibly, if it's soft and light. I have some butternut with a bit of a cherry hue, but the grain of butternut has a shiny fleck.

Pre-commercial thinning pays off. :)

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Re: Bought some walnut, part II
« Reply #5 on: May 15, 2017, 06:26:54 pm »
Looks like black cherry to me.  Let us know if you ever figure it out for sure.

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Re: Bought some walnut, part II
« Reply #6 on: May 15, 2017, 09:23:04 pm »
I am in the cherry camp.
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Offline Clark

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Re: Bought some walnut, part II
« Reply #7 on: May 16, 2017, 01:15:16 am »
Thank you gentlemen. We don't have cherry up here as a commercial species consequently the only time I see it is when it is finished. I've seen plenty on the FF and it was only when looking at the picture of it did the thought crossed my mind, this might be cherry.

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