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04-03-2017 11:01 PM

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Well, I got a new planer so now I am making good wood out of old wood. For fun I cleared this slab (in hopes of making a small table) but don’t know what it is. Can anyone help? I have five more boards of this ready to plane. I included an end grain pic if it helps.

-- We all make mistakes, the trick is to fix it in a way that says "I meant to do that".


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#1 posted 04-03-2017 11:07 PM

I’m thinking that sure looks like cherry to me.

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#2 posted 04-03-2017 11:08 PM

By the way, in addition to these boards I also have five walnut boards, five ceder, and three or four of another wood I can’t tell what it is. All this wood came from an old house that was torn down years ago, kept in a barn and was soon to be burned when I got it. Good haul?

-- We all make mistakes, the trick is to fix it in a way that says "I meant to do that".

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#3 posted 04-03-2017 11:09 PM

Bob, that was my thoughts. It would be a local tree if it is.

-- We all make mistakes, the trick is to fix it in a way that says "I meant to do that".

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#4 posted 04-03-2017 11:15 PM

Good cuz, I’ve done very little with cherry other than move it from one spot in my garage to another. I’ve been collecting pieces from a friend with a cabinet shop. I’ve almost got enough to actually build something.

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#5 posted 04-03-2017 11:17 PM

I have the same wood along with various other woods
I also say this is cherry (however) the other lumber has a darker red to it.
I will post some pics. later this week of both

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#6 posted 04-04-2017 02:57 AM

Looks like a definite cherry to me Jeff. You must be loving that planer.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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#7 posted 04-04-2017 10:10 AM

I agree with Dave and everyone that thinks it’s cherry! If your not happy with it I’ll take it off your hands Jeff!
Just kidding! I love cherry!

-- St Augustine FL, Experience is the sum of our mistakes!

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#8 posted 04-04-2017 11:09 AM

I’ve worked with a LOT of cherry. The color and particularly those little dare spots in it…. Definitely cherry. No question.

-- The smell of wood, coffee in the cup, the wife let's me do my thing, the lake is peaceful.

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#9 posted 04-04-2017 11:18 AM

Agree. Cherry.

-- Bailey F - Eastern Mass.

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#10 posted 04-04-2017 11:33 AM

Thanks guys, I had a feeling it was cherry, just not sure. This was just a slab in the pile, I have more boards that came with the load. Dave, I am having a blast with that planer! You should see the walnut I worked up. I am even able to work up some silver maple from a tree in my yard that fell over about two years ago.

-- We all make mistakes, the trick is to fix it in a way that says "I meant to do that".

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#11 posted 04-04-2017 11:57 AM

I don’t know if anybody’s told you or not yet, but that’s some Cherry right there ;-P

-- Kenny, SW VA, Go Hokies!!!

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#12 posted 04-04-2017 12:21 PM

What you’ve got there my friend is a nice piece of gummy cherry!
 

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

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#13 posted 04-04-2017 02:10 PM

GUMMY cherry. Thanks Ron, I have not heard of gummy cherry. It sure is pretty though!

-- We all make mistakes, the trick is to fix it in a way that says "I meant to do that".

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#14 posted 04-04-2017 02:34 PM

Look like Ron nailed it down for you Jeff.
This looks allot like your Cherry!

-- St Augustine FL, Experience is the sum of our mistakes!

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#15 posted 04-04-2017 02:44 PM



GUMMY cherry. Thanks Ron, I have not heard of gummy cherry. It sure is pretty though!

- jeffswildwood

It sure is! The photos I posted above are pieces of my current project, a William & Mary Prie Dieu ... I wish I had your piece for the top!

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

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