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Forum topic by Jim55 posted 09-03-2017 10:19 AM 589 views 0 times favorited 9 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Jim55

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09-03-2017 10:19 AM

Saw an ad in the local classifieds… Maple, free, you haul away. Huh?! Oh YEAH!

The people had a forked tree in their back yard and lost one fork to a storm. They had already cut it into log sections varying from say, 16” – 2’ (more’s the pity). I had my doubts (still do, that’s why I’m here) because occurrances of maple here in East Texas are pretty rare. But, the leaves looked like maple but It’s been so long since I saw a maple tree I am just not sure of the logs. We brought a whole trailer full of the stuff. If nought else it will make firewood if it turns out to be no particular good.
I took some pics for y’all.

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Tennessee

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#1 posted 09-03-2017 12:37 PM

Photobucket won’t let me look at the pics unless I disable my AdBlocker. Not interested in turning that off.
Can you simply put them in your post as an attachment?

-- Tsunami Guitars and Custom Woodworking, Cleveland, TN

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fuigb

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#2 posted 09-03-2017 01:28 PM

“Photo not found”

They came and took back their wood?

-- - Crud. Go tell your mother that I need a Band-aid.

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Smitty_Cabinetshop

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#3 posted 09-03-2017 01:34 PM

Can’t link PB pics in LJs anymore, gotta post them directly.

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jbay

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#4 posted 09-03-2017 01:52 PM

What you have there is Western White Alder
(not really, but DW and Fridge will be proud of me)

PS the links did open for me

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LiveEdge

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#5 posted 09-03-2017 04:47 PM

Why does nobody post pictures of the leaves? It is so much easier to identify a tree by its leaves than by its wood and bark.

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Jim55

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#6 posted 09-04-2017 01:06 AM

I don’t get this! I saw the image and some other buttons to insert them directly. But, the moment I typed my first letter here, they went away! There’s nought there but a blank space!
I’m gonna try this… I’ll cut this and restart this page. I did that once and the image button came back. Then after the images are posted (I hope) I’ll paste this text in place. Here goes…
...
[quote]”Why does nobody post pictures of the leaves? It is so much easier to identify a tree by its leaves than by its wood and bark.”[end quote]
BECAUSE… The tree owner had cut away the small branches and cleaned away the small debris. I didn’t have my camera there to take pics there and the rest had already been cut into logs.
At least I think I have the pics in here and working. Now, if we can just figure out why my buttons keep going away?!

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LiveEdge

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#7 posted 09-04-2017 04:59 AM

Well, the wood is light enough to be maple, but the bark isn’t like our maples out here (which are mainly bigleaf maple). I wanted to see the leave because there are other trees, namely gum and sycamore that look like maple leaves but aren’t.

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Jim55

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#8 posted 09-05-2017 08:46 AM

I know what you mean about the leaves. We have a lot of oak here- Pin oak, post oak, red oak, white, ad infinitum, ad nauseum… and sure you can tell a lot by the wood itself thanks to oak’s unique grain features but, the leaves will cinch it.

Anyway, thanks for trying.

I’ll make something inconsewuential out of the stuff and report back later with how it turns out and how it behaved.

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Snipes

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#9 posted 09-05-2017 03:12 PM

quaking aspen

-- if it is to be it is up to me

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