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02-21-2017 04:03 PM

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I have only end grain and bark from this ~5” diameter branch or small trunk from western SC and I suspect it could be locust but the bark looks nothing like what I was able to find in my material or online. Any help?


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#1 posted 02-21-2017 04:14 PM

My guess is hackberry.

-- 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 02-21-2017 04:28 PM

Online bark pictures look exactly like what I have here, Thx!

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#3 posted 02-21-2017 04:33 PM

The wood looks great … can be difficult to plane sometimes. See my Hackberry Bench.

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

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#4 posted 02-24-2017 01:18 AM

Yes. Genus Celtis. Either hackberry or sugarberry. Takes an expert to tell them apart.

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#5 posted 02-24-2017 01:37 AM

Danny, I was hoping you’d chime in, especially given where it was harvested from. Thanks!

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#6 posted 02-24-2017 01:46 AM

Have a small stash of it. Spalted stuff is awesome.

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#7 posted 02-24-2017 02:08 AM

I haven’t gotten a chance to crack any of it open but the ends all look very clear and it was quite healthy so I doubt I’ll be so lucky but you never know.

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#8 posted 02-24-2017 02:08 AM

One of my favorite trees growing up. I would be afraid to guess how many hours I spent staring at the bark and daydreaming of what I imagined parts of the west looked like. It reminded me of mountain ranges. Built my first tree house (ok a triangle sitting perch) in one of the three we had in our yard.

My dad didn’t take to them as fondly as I did and cursed the darn berries and more so the birds that deposited yesterdays meal of berries. He won out and I got to stack firewood.

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