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07-31-2015 03:43 PM

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My wood supplier (tree service guy) put what he called ‘good blood’ wood in the most recent haul.
I’ve searched and done the due diligence here with no avail so I turn to you guys. I’m thinking ‘good blood’ is a slang term of some kind.

I’ll post pics here soon until then…it reminds me of oak more then anything: ring-porous, ray flecks, very dense, smells of citrus too.

Any ideas what this really is??

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#1 posted 07-31-2015 06:02 PM

I’d ask the tree service guy.

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#2 posted 07-31-2015 10:15 PM

Maybe he’s referring to the species of the trees. Like you would talk about the blood lines of a horse or a dog.

He may know who it was that grew the trees and perhaps he knows if they did any cross-pollination to make the trees straighter of stronger?

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#3 posted 07-31-2015 10:30 PM

I think he was referring to how much blood was spilled during the harvesting and processing of the wood. Those saws are sharp!

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#4 posted 07-31-2015 10:33 PM

+1 Kazoo

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#5 posted 08-04-2015 11:26 AM

It could also mean lots of heartwood?
Give em a call and let us know,too.
Plus pictures!

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#6 posted 08-04-2015 11:49 AM

The only thing I can think of is some unsustainable species, which are known as “blood wood”, (not the species), are being targeted as woods not to be used by reputable builders of all kinds of things.

It got started in the musical instrument industry. Guitars, violins, that kind of thing. Brazilian Rosewood and Ebony would be on that list, but also some more common woods you might be surprised about. Walnut is heading in that direction as long as furniture trends stay with darker woods.

He might be referring to a really great cut of wood that is still sustainable, or cut from a source that is not endangered, but really desirable. Hence, “good blood”. I have no idea on the species you got.

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#7 posted 08-06-2015 02:00 PM

well, thanks for all your input fellas. I am upping some pics now. The tree service guy didn’t know anything more, he’s a little back woods…ha!

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#10 posted 08-06-2015 02:10 PM

From splitting to a rough spoon blank. Seems it has spalted some since it was fresh a couple of weeks ago.

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