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Forum topic by Dj1225 posted 07-04-2015 06:58 PM 647 views 0 times favorited 6 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Dj1225

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07-04-2015 06:58 PM

Topic tags/keywords: wood type spalted maple wood species

Hi,
I am clearing some land, and have a few trees that look to possibly be spalted/ambrosia maple. Can you guys have a look and advise if I am correct.

If they are, I think I will take to the saw mill and keep the lumber.

Thanks
Dave

-- Dave


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#1 posted 07-04-2015 07:20 PM

Going to guess by looking at the butts that is ambrosia but really unable to tell unless it’s milled.

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#2 posted 07-04-2015 07:29 PM

That is for sure Ambrosia, however, Ambrosia can spalt since it is maple and the effect is wonderful.

Also I am envious I have never turned it before just seen lots of it.

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#3 posted 07-04-2015 08:49 PM

I think you’re in for a treat when its opened up.
Keep it flitched when you have it sawn so a ww’er can buy sequential boards.
I think you’ve got some $$ sitting there.

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#4 posted 07-05-2015 01:19 AM

Definitely ambrosia maple. For it to be spalt, the trees would have to have been dead for a while. They look like they are fresh cut, and that they were alive and growing at the time of harvest.

There will be some spectacular lumber.

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

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#5 posted 07-05-2015 01:58 AM

Ok this is great news. I do not do much turning, but I know this particular type of wood is desirable. If I want to do some for bowls, do I just cut some pieces say 12 inch, and then band saw in half. I know you have to avoid the pith.Or should I just keep,some in log format. Thanks in advance.
Dave

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#6 posted 07-05-2015 02:15 AM

Dave

Guys like me who do turning want our bowls at least 6” wide and 3” deep or like this 6×6x3 up to 14×14x5 and not much less then 2” thick. Then there are spindles which most everyone wants 3×3x12 up to 8×8x16 and nothing below 3” thick.

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