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07-12-2017 10:35 PM

Random wood no idea as to what it is, “feels solid almost ?? I would say dense to” very dense IMHO but again I am not a doctor. *updated to describe what I feel the wood feels like.

-- Gary, Texas "That’s just my $.02 and I have no personal experience so take it with a grain of salt ;-P, HokieKen"


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#1 posted 07-12-2017 10:40 PM

That thar’ is a dead-ringer for Alder!

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#2 posted 07-12-2017 10:50 PM

DS I tend to agree with you-

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#3 posted 07-12-2017 11:40 PM

It does look like alder, but there is no way alder could be considered “very dense”....

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#4 posted 07-12-2017 11:49 PM

Beech?

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#5 posted 07-12-2017 11:58 PM

soft maple

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#6 posted 07-13-2017 12:42 AM

Hmm, I see you guys are running the list too. If its maple someone wasted a ton of it on pallet runners.

-- Gary, Texas "That’s just my $.02 and I have no personal experience so take it with a grain of salt ;-P, HokieKen"

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#7 posted 07-13-2017 12:49 AM

Why not hard maple? That would be my guess – very dense as a rule, light colored, same grain patterns.

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#8 posted 07-13-2017 12:59 AM

Beech NO
Soft maple NO J-bay rarely do I disagree with you- but at first I thought soft maple- then I have been using Alder for the last 20 yrs in Phoenix, but I wasn’t sure. DS replied, Alder; check out his profile; the dude has experience… Sorry J I’m going with DS and my 20 years using this stuff.
Will there be a final answer? I hope so……..
Att is a pic from my wood bin.

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#9 posted 07-13-2017 01:04 AM



Hmm, I see you guys are running the list too. If its maple someone wasted a ton of it on pallet runners.

- doubleG469


You cheated! You didn’t say pallet wood- and now J Bay will be wrong
ALDER

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#10 posted 07-13-2017 01:12 AM

Could also be birch.

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#11 posted 07-13-2017 01:36 AM

-- Gary, Texas "That’s just my $.02 and I have no personal experience so take it with a grain of salt ;-P, HokieKen"

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#12 posted 07-13-2017 02:17 AM

Hard maple to me.

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#13 posted 07-13-2017 10:24 AM



soft maple

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#14 posted 07-13-2017 12:13 PM

It is maple, most likely hard maple like sugar maple or rock maple.

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#15 posted 07-13-2017 12:54 PM

Looks like I am going to have to take a sample to local guys and see if anyone can be more definitive. I am trying to decide if it’s acceptable for cutting boards? or if I need to keep it to the side for other projects.

-- Gary, Texas "That’s just my $.02 and I have no personal experience so take it with a grain of salt ;-P, HokieKen"

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