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I’m new to the woodworking world I have been following the Lumberjock community for inspiration. I posting a photo A piece of live edge wood I cut dried and planed down to !8”L x 12” W x 1” T. Is this piece of wood Maple or oak Thank You to anyone who will help me

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oltexasboy1

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#1 posted 12-28-2015 05:38 PM

It appears to be oak, I can’t tell for sure but it looks to be white oak. Red Oak has a visibly open cell structure that is different from white oak. Maple has a much finer grain pattern. with less variation in color except for figured maple, like tiger or curly maple .Hope this helps.

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fuigb

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#2 posted 12-28-2015 05:41 PM

Not maple. Ash?

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drbyte

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#3 posted 12-28-2015 06:08 PM

Looks more like Ash to me also. It is definitely not Red Oak nor Maple. Could be White Oak but I don think so.

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ohwoodeye

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#4 posted 12-28-2015 06:20 PM

I third the Ash.

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#5 posted 12-28-2015 06:49 PM

I fourth Ash. Will smell completely different than oak…very pleasant smell…no that oak isn’t a pleasant sniff!

-- Jarrett http://www.cattywampuswoodworks.com

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#6 posted 12-28-2015 08:56 PM

I’d say Ash too. Definitely NOT maple.

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#7 posted 12-28-2015 09:11 PM

Looks ashy

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bladedust

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#8 posted 12-28-2015 11:34 PM

definitely Ash

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Billy E

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#9 posted 12-29-2015 03:26 AM

I was thinking ash also. Would know better if we saw end grain

-- Billy, Florence SC

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TheFridge

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#10 posted 12-29-2015 03:30 AM

Ehh. Just cut up some white oak that looks exactly like what you have. One or the other.

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Ocelot

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#11 posted 12-29-2015 03:35 AM

OK, I’ll guess sassafras.

Here’s a sassafras board.

I only say that because I don’t have any ash, but I do have some sassafras.

... but it’s probably ash, like the others say.

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#12 posted 12-29-2015 09:35 PM

I would say ash as well.

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#13 posted 12-29-2015 09:46 PM

Did it smell nice & nutty when you machined it? Ash. Ash has more of a silver tint to it than the light beige of white oak. Smells delicious when working it. Yum!

M

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Billy E

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#14 posted 12-30-2015 03:58 AM

Fyi, I was saying ash because I see no rays. The rays would be most obvious in the end grain and rift face. Unless those show rays, I say ash, although as others have mentioned it could be something else as well.

-- Billy, Florence SC

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#15 posted 12-30-2015 04:09 AM

Has anybody said Ash yet?

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