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Forum topic by burkelyn posted 06-20-2010 06:57 PM 912 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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06-20-2010 06:57 PM

Topic tags/keywords: oak ash cherry maple

Recently I purchased about a hundred various size glue up panels which is assume are mostly oak and maple in approx. two in strips side by side. Several panels are 24”x24” and others are 24×18 or 24×14, however I am not exactly 1) what to do with all these pieces and would love suggestions, 2) I believe that they are maple and oak, but is there a finite test to know, I also was able to acquire several various pieces of cherry or what I believe is cherry. I really need help from my fellow woodworkers in identifying various types of wood. I know that moisture meters measure the volume of water in a given piece of wood, but is there any device the tells what KIND of what it is???
Please reply to my new email with any and all answers.

-- Peter J. Blake, Auburn, ME

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#1 posted 06-20-2010 07:10 PM

Here’s one good source

Bruce Hoadly has a book that is called Identifying wood well worth having too.

-- Custom furniture

#2 posted 06-22-2010 01:26 AM

Jim is right!! I like to use the following link and save the complete webpage to my computer’s hard drive for fast future reference:

If you need help saving the webpage to your computer, let me know with a private message.

-- Lane Custom Guitars and Basses

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