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#1 posted 845 days ago

Just another option. Sometimes your ag. extension agent can help, some know more than others. A state university agriculture or forestry department may help. If you saved the cutoff, send a piece to your local authority. They don’t charge, at least in Texas. The can do a moisture and spec. gravity test, and most know wood species by the cell structure, or just take a glance and know it’s red oak or chestnut.

-- God is great, wood is good. Let us thank Him for wood......and old hand tools.

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