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Forum topic by Will Merrit posted 03-08-2016 04:44 AM 762 views 0 times favorited 15 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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03-08-2016 04:44 AM

Can yall tell me what you think this wood is?


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#1 posted 03-08-2016 02:45 PM

Looks like oak to me.

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#2 posted 03-08-2016 03:00 PM

Where did you harvest it from and how long before the picture was taken? The bark and consistent color across the cut looks like hickory to me. Any other clues like leaf shape or did it drop nuts?

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#3 posted 03-08-2016 03:07 PM

Shag Bark Hickory.
Bill

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#4 posted 03-08-2016 03:38 PM

Dropped it in a friends yard a few days ago. No leaves on it and no nuts in the yard. I am leaning toward hickory too. Is it a good wood to work?

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#5 posted 03-08-2016 05:51 PM

Hickory is great for tool handles and the like. It can be tough to resaw, but otherwise mills pretty well. I’ve never tried to turn it, so I can’t offer any insight there.

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#6 posted 03-09-2016 02:05 AM

It is pecan, which is a hickory.

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#7 posted 03-09-2016 03:53 AM

Agree it is pecan, have worked a good bit of it.

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#8 posted 03-09-2016 04:38 AM

i vote for pecan, that bark doesn’t look right for a shag bark hickory that sizr.

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#9 posted 03-09-2016 08:10 PM

Pecan is purdy good stuff to work huh, I thought it was darker.

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#10 posted 03-09-2016 08:42 PM



Hickory is great for tool handles and the like. It can be tough to resaw, but otherwise mills pretty well. I ve never tried to turn it, so I can t offer any insight there.

- bigblockyeti

If it is hickory, I can state that it turns fine. I only made a small toggle (between centres) for my bow saw but had no trouble turning it at all.

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#11 posted 03-09-2016 08:45 PM

If you were out west, I’d say Chinese Elm.

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#12 posted 03-10-2016 02:28 AM

Pecan is a hickory.

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

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#13 posted 03-10-2016 03:34 AM

Looks like a pecan to me too. Good for smoking meat.

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#14 posted 03-10-2016 03:35 AM



Pecan is purdy good stuff to work huh, I thought it was darker.

- Will Merrit


Some of it is darker. I have some that is very light, some that is light with darker speckles, and some that has a beautiful rusty red heartwood. The red tree was quite old and was going to destroyed by road construction.

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#15 posted 03-10-2016 12:33 PM

Yes, that is exactly what you would expect to see in pecan. The sapwood is creamy white, and the heartwood is a reddish brown and can have some black streaks. The age of the tree determines how much heartwood formation there will be. Many younger trees less than 40 years old will be all white with no heartwood. Also, there will be less heartwood formation the farther up the tree you go.

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

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