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Forum topic by I_like_meats posted 05-19-2016 12:45 AM 549 views 0 times favorited 10 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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05-19-2016 12:45 AM

Topic tags/keywords: slab wood help clock have i discovered a new specie

I work on a nature preserve and we recently had to cut this tree down for a trail. I snagged this little slab from it and plan to make a clock. But I have no idea what it is, anyone else know?


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#1 posted 05-19-2016 12:58 AM

Sorry, I got no ideas for you. That is sure going to make an awesome looking clock.

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#2 posted 05-19-2016 01:51 AM

Cypress. We see a lot of it here in Florida. Very soft, grows in brackish water, generally has beetle dung trails.

The holes are the beetle trails dug out.

M

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#3 posted 05-19-2016 04:47 AM



Cypress. We see a lot of it here in Florida. Very soft, grows in brackish water, generally has beetle dung trails.

The holes are the beetle trails dug out.

M

- MadMark

Is it normal for the center wood to be so dark in contrast to that outer ring for cyprus?

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#4 posted 05-19-2016 05:01 AM

Yeah, pecky cypress is streaked with light and dark.

M

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#5 posted 05-19-2016 11:30 AM

Any tips on working with it? Seems like there’s new cracks everyday, I don’t know what to do other than finish it real quick and get it sealed up.

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#6 posted 05-19-2016 11:57 AM

Where did it come from?

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

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#7 posted 05-19-2016 11:59 AM

Huntsville, Alabama. Miles from any river, I always thought cypress grew on water. That’s why I didn’t consider it

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#8 posted 05-19-2016 03:22 PM

Turns out it’s Mimosa

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#9 posted 05-20-2016 12:59 AM

OK, that makes more sense.

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

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#10 posted 05-20-2016 01:16 AM

Mimosa or Persian silk tree; yes the rings attest to it. Surprised there are no cracks.

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