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Blog entry by MOJOE posted 1032 days ago 1357 reads 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Finally found some shop time and decided I should try another attempt at resawing a few logs I’ve picked up over the last year or so. I had a chunk of osage orange that I had previously worked on, and it went pretty well. The other log was a different story…not sure what kind of tree it’s from, but it is fairly heavy. It started out about 12 inches in diameter and 24 inches long. So as to not mess it up, I hand sawed it lengthwise through the center. I have been trying to decide what method to use to cut these into slabs, and finally decided on a tall shop-made fence and a flat sled that rides in the miter slot. I am able to adjust for drift with the fence, and shim the log on the sled to keep things aligned. Anyway, it worked pretty well, and all slabs ended up a consistent thickness….about 3/4”. I’m pretty happy….also ended up with a couple OK bookmatched pieces of the unknown log. If anyone has any ideas on what type of wood this is, I’d love to know.
Thanks

-- Measuring twice and cutting once only works if you read the tape correctly!



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PurpLev

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#1 posted 1032 days ago

the other tree looks very much in color and grain flow to applewood or a similar fruit spicy:

-- ㊍ When in doubt - There is no doubt - Go the safer route.

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MOJOE

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#2 posted 1032 days ago

Might be apple, but I am leaning towards something else…..only reason I say this is, I use a lot of apple when smoking meat, and the bark was different…...

-- Measuring twice and cutting once only works if you read the tape correctly!

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bunkie

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#3 posted 1032 days ago

That looks like it might be butternut which is a relative of walnut.

BTW, Osage orange is amazing wood. But it’s hell on blades as it has an exceptionally high silica content. I had an OO tree in my back yard in Ohio. It had spikes and these weird, heavy “fruit” that you didn’t want to be under when they succumbed to gravity. Another name for the tree is hedge apple and they were planted as natural fencing in many parts of the country.

In any case, nice job on the resawing. I’ll have to practice more to reach your level!

-- Altruism is, ultimately, self-serving

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MOJOE

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#4 posted 1032 days ago

@bunkie…..my hometown is loaded iwth hedge apple trees…..when I was younger (and not too smart) I used to regularly partake in “hedge apple fights”....basically a bunch of dumb kids with trash can lids throwing softball sized “fruit” at each other…....also used to drive a sharpened stick through the hedge apples and throw them with a little extra umph! It’s a wonder I am still around to tell the story!

-- Measuring twice and cutting once only works if you read the tape correctly!

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MOJOE

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#5 posted 1032 days ago

@ Bunkie….after doing a few google searches, I think you might be right about the unknown wood being butternut…....hopefully it will not twist and warp too bad, I would like my first project to be a small keepsake box for my daughter with butternut as the sides, and osage orage as the top.

-- Measuring twice and cutting once only works if you read the tape correctly!

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#6 posted 1032 days ago

Nice re-saw job!

-- spanky46 -- Never enough clamps...Never enough tools...Never enough time.

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PurpLev

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#7 posted 1031 days ago

maybe it’s me and I’m just not seeing it as it is, but the bark on those look very similar to the applewood I resawed:

-- ㊍ When in doubt - There is no doubt - Go the safer route.

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