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Forum topic by Chris Cook posted 12-04-2017 01:49 AM 714 views 0 times favorited 25 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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12-04-2017 01:49 AM

I am thinking it’s maple, but don’t want to taint the survey. Feels like it has the density of hard maple.

Thank you for your support.

(BTW: I have collected a lot of lumber pieces over the years from a local lumber supplier and that is why I have many items I can’t readily identify.)

-- Chris, "all we are is sawdust in the dust collector""


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#1 posted 12-04-2017 02:00 AM

99.999% sure it’s Maple, but IDK, it could be Alder.
We’ll see what the rest of the authorities have to say.

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#2 posted 12-04-2017 02:06 AM



99.999% sure it s Maple, but IDK, it could be Alder.
We ll see what the rest of the authorities have to say.

- jbay

LOL!! I’d say you’re right. Unless theFridge thinks it’s alder.

thank you

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#3 posted 12-04-2017 04:07 AM

The Alder joke is getting really stale and stupid sounding. I have seen at least one post where someone unfamiliar with the forum history was grossly misled.

I am pretty sure the wood is maple. I can’t tell if it is hard maple.

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#4 posted 12-04-2017 04:25 AM

I have maple and alder in my wood supply, alder is much lighter in an maple, that’s one way to tell.

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#5 posted 12-04-2017 04:26 AM

On second thought, I’m convinced it’s 100% Alder! ;)

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#6 posted 12-04-2017 04:37 AM

Definitely alder :) 103%

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#7 posted 12-04-2017 05:18 AM

It’s alder 104%

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#8 posted 12-04-2017 05:33 AM

Damn one uppers :)

I’m 103% sure it’s alder but it kinda looks like mapley alder.

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#9 posted 12-04-2017 05:41 AM

Maple.

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#10 posted 12-04-2017 05:43 AM

Malder it is for sure.

—Madts.

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#11 posted 12-04-2017 06:33 AM

I’m thinking Fridge needs to clean his glasses. That sure looks like maple to me.

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#12 posted 12-04-2017 10:23 AM


I am thinking it s maple
- Chris Cook

Hard Maple 100%

-- It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it. Aristotle

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#13 posted 12-04-2017 01:26 PM



Damn one uppers :)

I m 103% sure it s alder but it kinda looks like mapley alder.

- TheFridge

yes, but of the hard or soft variety? maybe mapley sugar alder?

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#14 posted 12-04-2017 01:40 PM

Yes. That one.

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#15 posted 12-04-2017 01:55 PM

At the lumber yard I frequent, the guy identifies hard maple with his utility knife. If he can’t even dent it, it’s hard maple…


The Alder joke is getting really stale and stupid sounding. I have seen at least one post where someone unfamiliar with the forum history was grossly misled.

I am pretty sure the wood is maple. I can t tell if it is hard maple.

- ArtMann


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