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Maineknivesbynelson

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09-26-2017 12:44 PM

Any help is greatly appreciated, a buddy gave me this log burl and wasn’t sure what type of wood it was and I can’t seem to pinpoint it down. So if anyone can tell me what wood I have here and if for fact this looks like a burl I would really be greatful! I use this type of wood for my knife handles and can’t sell a knife without a known material.. I have a feeling it looks like Black Ash, came from central Maine if that helps!


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lndfilwiz

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#1 posted 09-26-2017 01:10 PM

The bark makes me think that it is black cherry.

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Maineknivesbynelson

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#2 posted 10-10-2017 11:15 PM

After cutting it some..

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#3 posted 10-11-2017 02:27 AM

Looks like cherry to me

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AlaskaGuy

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#4 posted 10-11-2017 07:28 AM

It would be be helpful if people would say where you got the wood. Example If you said you got that wood in Wasilla Alaska I could immediately rule out cherry and many more.

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Maineknivesbynelson

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#5 posted 10-11-2017 08:34 AM

Alaska guy, the first post says it came from central Maine..

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WDHLT15

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#6 posted 10-11-2017 11:45 AM

It is cherry.

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#7 posted 10-11-2017 12:25 PM



It is alder.

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Ditto

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#8 posted 10-11-2017 05:09 PM



Alaska guy, the first post says it came from central Maine..

- Maineknivesbynelson

Thanks for the heads up. I guess I missed that.

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WDHLT15

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#9 posted 10-12-2017 12:18 AM

TheFridge,

You rascal!

-- Danny Located in Perry, GA. Forester. Wood-Mizer LT40HD35 Sawmill. Nyle L53 Dehumidification Kiln. hamsleyhardwood.com

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TheFridge

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#10 posted 10-12-2017 01:44 PM

:)

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#11 posted 10-12-2017 04:54 PM

Looking at the growth rings it is obviously a fast growing tree and with the color it suggests that it may be from the Plum or Prune group, including flowing varieties.

-- Les B, Oregon

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