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Forum topic by Absolution posted 11-04-2016 03:13 AM 665 views 0 times favorited 6 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Absolution

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11-04-2016 03:13 AM

Topic tags/keywords: ash oak

Hi Folks,

It seems I’m at it again. I’ve found some lumber and don’t know what it is. Could you help me? From left to right I’m pretty sure it is ash, oak and hickory but never know for sure. Your help is appreciated.

Dave


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Ron Aylor

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#1 posted 11-04-2016 10:16 AM



Hi Folks,

It seems I m at it again. I ve found some lumber and don t know what it is. Could you help me? From left to right I m pretty sure it is ash, oak and hickory but never know for sure. Your help is appreciated.

Dave

- Absolution

Dave – I will agree with you … ash, red or black oak, and hickory.
 

-- Ron in Lilburn, Georgia.  Knowing how to use a tool is more important than the tool in and of itself.

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#2 posted 11-05-2016 10:25 AM

Ash…..White Oak…..Red Oak

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#3 posted 11-05-2016 07:58 PM

I would say the board on the right may be Walnut. The middle board is most likely oak, though I can’t say which species. Red and White Oak look almost identical sometimes and you have to use a hand lens to tell the difference. The color reminds me of some 30 year old heart White Oak I once salvaged and planed from an old barn on our property.

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#4 posted 11-06-2016 02:39 AM



... ash, oak and hickory

Dave

- Absolution

For what it’s worth, I agree with you and the middle looks like white oak to me.

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#5 posted 11-06-2016 04:47 AM

Ash, Black Locust, Walnut

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#6 posted 11-06-2016 12:22 PM

Like I said in an earlier post … given that every piece of lumber on the planet has its own particular qualities, until we can touch it, smell it, taste it, and perhaps know what Absolution did to it before the photo; it’s just best guess scenario, really. And with that said and just the photo, who can say for sure that we are not looking at maple, cherry, and persimmon?

-- Ron in Lilburn, Georgia.  Knowing how to use a tool is more important than the tool in and of itself.

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