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Wood of the day #1: Osage Orange

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Blog entry by CreekOne posted 01-13-2015 10:24 AM 1068 reads 1 time favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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  • Common name(s): Osage Orange, Hedge Apple, Bois d’arc, Horse Apple
  • Botanical name: Maclura pomifera
  • Synonymous:
  • Distribution: South-central United States
  • Description: Osage Orange is a golden brown to yellow hard wood, it turns in time darker from UV light.
    Its a straight grained wood with a clear distinction of early and late wood, large end grain pores.
  • Fun facts: Commonly used to make Bows due to its good ratio of elasticity, strength and weight. Bois d’arc translates in to Bow wood.
    Osage orange does colour water yellow if you put shavings in the water.
  • Sampled by: Me


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abie

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#1 posted 01-13-2015 03:11 PM

Thanks for this info
Very Useful
Perhaps you could place it inits own place when finished
for everyone to browse.
TNX Again.

-- Bruce. a mind is like a book it is only useful when open.

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gfadvm

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#2 posted 01-14-2015 01:32 AM

It also is the hottest burning of all woods!

REALLY hard!

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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CreekOne

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#3 posted 01-14-2015 09:42 AM



It also is the hottest burning of all woods!

REALLY hard!

- gfadvm

Well looking at BTU values of wood, it looks like Osage Orange have around 30 – 30.5 million BTU/cord.
The hottest burning wood in USA looks seems to be Gambel Oak, Scrub Oak, Rocky Mtn. White Oak (Quercus gambelii) with a BTU at 30.8 /cord. And this is only US.

There are ofc woods used in africa with a lot higher BTU that burn extremely hot.

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gfadvm

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#4 posted 01-14-2015 02:43 PM

I stand corrected!

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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