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Forum topic by AZWoody posted 09-18-2017 05:59 PM 743 views 0 times favorited 33 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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AZWoody

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09-18-2017 05:59 PM

Fellow Lumberjocks, we have for your consideration…

This is one of the harder woods I have here in the shop. Not much else to say but I will say it’s not native to the Sonoran Desert, where I live.

Same rules as before. ! guess per post, people who have been to my shop are not allowed to guess and most importantly, have fun.


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KelleyCrafts

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#1 posted 09-18-2017 06:10 PM

African Blackwood or Purple Heart.

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PPK

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#2 posted 09-18-2017 06:12 PM

The top picture looks like a dead-ringer for Hickory. End grain does too.

Hickory’s my guess.

-- Pete

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#3 posted 09-18-2017 06:23 PM

Looks like Walnut grain but definitely not color. Could be Butternut but Butternut is soft… Hmmmm…

Let’s try White Ash

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

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#4 posted 09-18-2017 06:48 PM

(Please be alder)

Alder!

-- Shooting down the walls of heartache. Bang bang. I am. The warrior.

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#5 posted 09-18-2017 07:35 PM

Nope…

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#6 posted 09-18-2017 07:36 PM

OK, then,

Pecan

-- Pete

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#7 posted 09-18-2017 07:49 PM

Honey Locust

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

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KelleyCrafts

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#8 posted 09-18-2017 07:50 PM

PPK was determined to hit the Hickory’s. Nice

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TheFridge

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#9 posted 09-18-2017 08:05 PM

Shot in the dark. Persimmon.

-- Shooting down the walls of heartache. Bang bang. I am. The warrior.

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PPK

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#10 posted 09-18-2017 08:12 PM



Shot in the dark. Persimmon.

- TheFridge

Woah woah, hold on… not Persimmony-alder?

-- Pete

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splintergroup

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#11 posted 09-18-2017 08:29 PM

Apache pecan

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AZWoody

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#12 posted 09-18-2017 08:32 PM



OK, then,

Pecan

- PPK

Haha, You got it I wasn’t at the computer to be able to call the winner ;)

I’m sure most here are pretty familiar with hickory in general so not much else I could say that’s unknown to most here.
I’m waiting to mill a log which has been down for over a year and I’m really hoping it’s getting some spalting inside. I’m really looking forward to see what’s inside. I’m sure that will make some really nice tool handles.

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Desert_Woodworker

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#13 posted 09-18-2017 10:56 PM

I protest!!!!! I was at work and just got home. My vote wouldd have been Alder

-- Desert_Woodworker

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AZWoody

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#14 posted 09-18-2017 11:00 PM



I protest!!!!! I was at work and just got home. My vote wouldd have been Alder

- Desert_Woodworker

Does this have to do with your “addiction” to my quizzes and having withdrawals because you couldn’t have your fix? haha

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Desert_Woodworker

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#15 posted 09-18-2017 11:00 PM

FYI—
“Plantings of pecans in West Texas and Arizona probably began as they did in New Mexico. Some of the early plantings of pecans in Arizona were made in the late 1920s to mid-1930s. Arizona reported 4,000 acres of pecans in 1932, with about 5% of the trees bearing pecans. There were no reports of pecan yield in Arizona until the mid-1970’s when plantings made in the early 1960s came into production. In the 1980s more pecan trees were planted in Arizona than in New Mexico; however, in the late 1980s some acreage was abandoned in Arizona due to high water costs. Most pecan plantings in California were made in 1980; the average tree age in 3,500 acres planted is about 18 years.”

-- Desert_Woodworker

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