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#1 posted 04-14-2012 12:04 AM

Need a close up pic of the end grain after you have shaved a small matchbox size section smooth with a razor blade (but be careful and don’t cut yourself!). If it is chestnut, it will be ring porous, the medullary rays will not be visible to the naked eye (unlike chestnut’s cousin the oaks), and the pores will be filled with a white crystalline substance called tyloses.

It does not looks so much like chestnut in the pictures because I can see in the first picture which is split radially, the ray fleck easily. You would not be able to do that with chestnut since the rays are not visible to the naked eye. Looks more like maple or cherry from the radial view.

-- Danny Located in Perry, GA. Forester. Wood-Mizer LT40HD35 Sawmill. Nyle L53 Dehumidification Kiln.

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