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Forum topic by Karda posted 04-25-2017 01:29 AM 547 views 0 times favorited 13 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Karda

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04-25-2017 01:29 AM

Hi, I was givin this chunk of fire wood to turn. I am going to try to get a cylinder from it. Does anybody know what it is, I was told it might be cherry thanks


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EricTwice

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#1 posted 04-25-2017 01:42 AM

Can you run a plane across or sand part of the sawn face? We need a better picture of the wood. The weathered area is not helpful for identification.

-- nice recovery, They should pay extra for that mistake, Eric E.

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#2 posted 04-25-2017 04:08 AM

here are better pics the wood has a faint pinkish cast

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#3 posted 04-25-2017 04:13 AM

It does look like Cherry.

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#4 posted 04-25-2017 06:29 AM

ok thanks

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#5 posted 04-26-2017 10:11 AM

It is difficult to tell, possibly cherry but it could be red maple. smell it. cherry has a distinctive smell and maple will smell very little.

-- nice recovery, They should pay extra for that mistake, Eric E.

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#6 posted 04-26-2017 10:40 AM

Leaning more toward red maple or Box elder.

-- Illigitimii non carburundum sum

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#7 posted 04-26-2017 04:09 PM

ok I’ll have my wife sniff it. thnks

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#8 posted 04-26-2017 04:12 PM

My vote would be maple.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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runswithscissors

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#9 posted 04-27-2017 12:05 AM

When I saw you were asking about “woo” I thought, “That should be interesting.” Imagine my disappointment when I realized you were asking about wood.

-- I admit to being an adrenaline junky; fortunately, I'm very easily frightened

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#10 posted 04-27-2017 12:31 AM

what did you think, by the way I finished roughing and cut it up I have a cylinar about 3.5 inches 6” long. My wife thinks it could smell like cherry. I micht be able to get a knife handle out of it, there nis some rot on one side

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runswithscissors

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#11 posted 04-27-2017 01:21 AM

There are epoxy products that are formulated to soak into rotten wood and harden it. Might work on your project.

-- I admit to being an adrenaline junky; fortunately, I'm very easily frightened

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Karda

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#12 posted 04-27-2017 01:30 AM

thanks I’ll look into it, do you apply it before or after turning

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#13 posted 04-27-2017 02:26 PM

my first thought was Maple as well. Cherry is possible, but less likely I feel. Depending on where you live, I feel as though maple is more wide spread and thus more likely for someone to hand over a piece.

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