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Author Topic: What wood is this? Fruitwood of some kind?  (Read 536 times)

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Offline Jaywild

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What wood is this? Fruitwood of some kind?
« on: June 02, 2017, 12:24:18 am »
Does anyone have any idea what kind of wood this is?  Both images are from the same piece of wood.  See photos...






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Re: What wood is this? Fruitwood of some kind?
« Reply #1 on: June 02, 2017, 12:41:37 am »
The lower photo resembles quartersawn sycamore. 
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Re: What wood is this? Fruitwood of some kind?
« Reply #2 on: June 02, 2017, 04:44:23 am »
cherry, and below the ray figure coming out from the way it was sawed. Cherry looks just like that in our local wild black cherry.

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Re: What wood is this? Fruitwood of some kind?
« Reply #3 on: June 02, 2017, 07:54:03 am »
Yes.  Cherry.
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Re: What wood is this? Fruitwood of some kind?
« Reply #4 on: June 02, 2017, 10:15:48 am »
Thanks, guys.  I thought it might be cherry but couldn't find that exact "fletching" in pictures online.


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Re: What wood is this? Fruitwood of some kind?
« Reply #5 on: June 02, 2017, 11:15:45 am »
Here's some sycamore on the top of a box.  (Couldn't get the "Add photos" button to work so I am posting the pic via HTML.  Hope it works...)

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Re: What wood is this? Fruitwood of some kind?
« Reply #6 on: June 02, 2017, 02:53:15 pm »
Here's some sycamore on the top of a box.  (Couldn't get the "Add photos" button to work so I am posting the pic via HTML.  Hope it works...)

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Then, can someone please explain how to post images to the Forestry Forum?  Today the "Click to post photos" button works, but it leads to a page where there is no option to select any of the files in my "album".  Frustrating.

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Re: What wood is this? Fruitwood of some kind?
« Reply #7 on: June 03, 2017, 06:16:38 pm »
The term is ray fleck. The result of cutting through medullary rays. Many woods have this feature, maple included. The picture you show is definitely cherry, unless your camera has really changed the color.