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03-24-2016 04:24 PM

I’m making a new carbide tool for the lathe. Found this branch that I marked 01/01/15, but for the life of me I dont remember what the heck it is. So here’s today’s guessing game. First I’ll show you the pieces I cut from the ends, then I’ll give you a sneak peek of the handle I turned, so you can see how white the wood is.
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This already has my BLO mixture on it, but really didn’t darken it up much at all. It’s still a very light wood. Any chance it might be cherry? The next door neighbor cut one down and let me take a bunch of it.
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#1 posted 03-24-2016 04:34 PM

Soft maple?

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#2 posted 03-24-2016 04:37 PM

I can’t say for sure Joe, not an expert at all but I have a few cherry logs stored out back and the bark on mine is a lot rougher looking than the bark I see on your logs. The last picture is a little blurred to me but if I was a betting man I would guess Maple. I’m making a new handle right now with Purple heart, at least that is easy to identify.

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#3 posted 03-24-2016 04:43 PM

Gee Jan … is there anything you CAN’T do ???

Yes Joe. I can’t determiine this wood.

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#4 posted 03-24-2016 05:11 PM

Looks like it could be Ornamental Cherry.

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#5 posted 03-24-2016 05:31 PM

tupelo?

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#6 posted 03-24-2016 05:40 PM

Maybe China Berry?

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#7 posted 03-24-2016 08:20 PM

How about Dogwood (Cornus florida)?

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#8 posted 03-24-2016 08:35 PM

That sure is some purdy wood you’ve got there.

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#9 posted 03-24-2016 10:07 PM

A side issue please Joe….Were did you get the “centre rule”????

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#10 posted 03-24-2016 10:18 PM

Hickory maybe?

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#11 posted 03-24-2016 10:23 PM



Gee Jan … is there anything you CAN’T do ???

Yes Joe. I can t determiine this wood.

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Ha HA! That’s funny Jan !
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#12 posted 03-24-2016 10:30 PM



tupelo?

- tomsteve

Folks here locally call tupelo “Black gum” and I do have some of that but the bark looks a bit different.

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How about Dogwood (Cornus florida)?

- MisterBill

Hmmmm, I did cut back a dogwood tree in the yard, but I dont think I would have done it in January.

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China berry and Hickory… never had any of that (that I am aware of)

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And crowie, I’ve had that thing for probably 20+ years. Have no idea where I got it, but I use it pretty much every time I’m in the shop. I’ll look tomorrow to see if it has any brand on it.
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#13 posted 03-24-2016 10:42 PM


And crowie, I ve had that thing for probably 20+ years. Have no idea where I got it, but I use it pretty much every time I m in the shop. I ll look tomorrow to see if it has any brand on it.
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- JoeinGa

THANK YOU

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#14 posted 03-24-2016 10:51 PM

might be rare shoe-foot tree

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#15 posted 03-24-2016 10:56 PM

I Googled the center finding rule. Its available on Amazon, fairly inexpensive. It lists as Lance Center Finding Ruler 18”.

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