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Forum topic by burkelyn posted 06-20-2010 06:57 PM 920 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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burkelyn

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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.
thanks,
Peter

burkelyn@roadrunner.com

-- Peter J. Blake, Auburn, ME


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

Here’s one good source

http://www.hobbithouseinc.com/personal/woodpics/

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

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com 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:
http://www.hobbithouseinc.com/personal/woodpics/indextotal.htm

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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