OK LJs, I need some help here. I went back to the barn where I got my Performax and picked up the clamps Ralph had. As I was leaving I walked by a wood pile and these two pieces were just laying on the ground. I kicked them over as asked what they were. He had no idea and said if I wanted them, they were mine. I was told by my wise old uncle one time, “NEVER PASS UP FREE WOOD”. So I threw them into the truck. I need help in trying to identifying them. The are local Pacific Northwest species.
I sanded the end grain a little. I am color blind but isn’t the unsanded endgrain orange? Orange Oasage? I feels very hard to the finger nail scratch test. Barbs – you just worked on some orange osage. Did it look like this?
This is the other piece. I sanded the end grain on this one too.
This is the long grain and I sanded it as well. It seams to have the straiations of the oak or ash family.
Here are 3 shots of the bark. Bark seems pretty thick. Looks like either a woodpecker or bugs have bored into the bark.
Hope my pics help you to help me ID these two.
-- Jim Roberts, Port Orchard Washington