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Cory

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08-02-2015 05:52 PM

Live edge and planed…

End grain…

I got this stuff really cheap. Just trying to identify this last one.

Thanks,

Cory


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Yonak

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

From the bark, I’d say it looks like birch. Tell about the properties, physical description and where you got it..

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#2 posted 08-02-2015 06:03 PM


From the bark, I d say it looks like birch. Tell about the properties.

- Yonak

I was just about to post that it’s similar weight and hardness to walnut. No noticeable odor when cut. Bought it from a guy closing his shop so don’t really know where it originally came from.

Thanks.

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#3 posted 08-02-2015 06:07 PM

+1 for birch

-- Bill M. "People change, walnut doesn't" by Gene.

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#4 posted 08-02-2015 06:21 PM

Ash top, Birch base for a Roubo style workbench?

Thanks

Cory

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#5 posted 08-03-2015 02:14 AM

I believe that it is yellow poplar.

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

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#6 posted 08-03-2015 04:01 AM


I believe that it is yellow poplar.

-Danny

Now I believe you’re doing this just to jerk my chain, Danny.

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#7 posted 08-03-2015 11:42 AM

Pecan?

-- Everything is a prototype thats why its one of a kind!!

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#8 posted 08-03-2015 11:44 AM

Yonak,

I did not look at the bark, and after doing so, I do not believe that it is yellow poplar. Good call on birch. Could also be aspen.

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

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#9 posted 08-03-2015 03:23 PM

Maple?

-- Roger M, Aiken, SC

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#10 posted 08-03-2015 04:23 PM

Yellow birch, no doubt about it. One of my favorite woods. Will definitely work for your bench, would be fine for both top and base, although if you have the ash already it’s a bit harder than the birch (but the birch is just as strong).

-- Jeremy, in the Acadian forests

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#11 posted 08-03-2015 04:50 PM

Thanks all very much. I have a ton of ash so I’ll use that (mostly) for the bench. Maybe base out of birch.

Thanks again,
Cory

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