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Forum topic by Sawmillnc posted 1483 days ago 1856 views 0 times favorited 8 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Sawmillnc

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1483 days ago

Pulled a monster tree out of the creek today and it has major mineral staining. The coloration makes it difficult to determine whether it is Walnut or River Birch or Sycamore.

My guess is river birch.

It was a huge tree that should yield some very interesting wood.

-- Kyle Edwards, http://www.sawmillnc.com, Iron Station , NC (near Charlotte)


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Daren Nelson

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#1 posted 1483 days ago

Cool, sunken treasure.

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Charles Maxwell

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#2 posted 1482 days ago

Hope you’ll post some pics after you cut it.

-- Max the "night janitor" at www.hardwoodclocks.com

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#3 posted 1482 days ago

SWAMP LOGGERS !!!!!!

-- -- Neil

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#4 posted 1482 days ago

Just happened to be floating by, eh? :-)) Nice salvage operation. Hope you figure out what it is so you know what you are working with.

-- "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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Sawmillnc

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#5 posted 1482 days ago

Cut it today and it was red river birch. The heart was solid red and when exposed to the air turned a silver blue black. It is beautiful and I will post a picture tomorrow. I have never seen mineral stained wood that is blue grey.

-- Kyle Edwards, http://www.sawmillnc.com, Iron Station , NC (near Charlotte)

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#6 posted 1476 days ago

Looks like it will take some time to dry before its ready to use. Please post some pictures of it.

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bonehead

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#7 posted 1476 days ago

Are you the gentleman who has walnut cut-offs and ipe posts on craigslist? If so, I am in Mooresville and need to purchase my first piece of lumber.

Scott

-- All lessons are repeated until learned

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Sawmillnc

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#8 posted 1476 days ago

Scott,

I do not have walnut cut offs or ipe listed, but do have Khaya, Purpleheart and plenty of other cutoffs available.

feel free to drop by if you want to peruse the stock..plenty available.

-- Kyle Edwards, http://www.sawmillnc.com, Iron Station , NC (near Charlotte)

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