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Forum topic by Joey posted 02-02-2008 07:01 AM 7496 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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02-02-2008 07:01 AM

I’ve seen a website before that is part of an association of lumber or hardwoods, they have pages that help identify lumber.
I have some lumber that a guy who owns his own saw mill gave me. He called it black gum, another guy that i know calls it red gum. It looks alot like black walnut, but tighter grain, and crazy swirl patterns.
It’s not a real hard wood though, i can dent it with my fingernail.
If anyone know this website, please let me know. Maybe this time i’ll remember to bookmark it.

-- Joey, Magee, Ms

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#1 posted 02-02-2008 07:11 AM

Don’t know about an association of hardwoods but the following site is excellent.

-- Leon -- Houston, TX - " I create all my own designs and it looks like it "

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#2 posted 02-02-2008 07:13 AM

Joey. Post a picture of the wood please.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Appomattox Virginia †

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#3 posted 02-02-2008 07:55 AM

It’s the heart of a sweetgum, didn’t know it, but the heart of the sweet gum is called red gum.
Thanks leon. that was what i needed.

-- Joey, Magee, Ms

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