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Forum topic by Bsmith posted 08-02-2011 07:50 PM 1334 views 0 times favorited 6 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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08-02-2011 07:50 PM

Yester day was a great day! In-laws wanted to make more room in garage and offered to unload some walnut on me. I said “sure.” This is what I came home to.

Most of it is walnut, a small amount of oak T&G flooring, and some big sticks of what I believe to be ash.

But there’s this other that I can’t identify. It’s redish like cypress but it seems very dense. Any help would be great.
Can’t wait to get started on something.

-- Bryan

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Tim Kindrick

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#1 posted 08-02-2011 08:25 PM

DUDE, you hit the mother load!!!!!! The second picture appears to be Ash but I’m not sure about the last one. You should always include a close up picture of the end grain because lots of wood is identified by end grain. Good luck.

-- I have metal in my neck but wood in my blood!!

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#2 posted 08-03-2011 02:30 PM

Could be old growth Cypress, it’s heart is red if you can find one big/old enough. Good luck on that one these days

-- A TOOL JUNKIE- There, I just admited it to myself...

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#3 posted 08-03-2011 03:08 PM

That last one looks like it could cherry on top – when you plane it or cut it, you can tell by the color and smell

-- David in Damascus, MD

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#4 posted 08-03-2011 03:10 PM

Can you run a board through the planer so we can get a better image of the grain?

-- "hold fast to that which is good"

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#5 posted 08-03-2011 03:12 PM

I don’t know, but you suck! :-)

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#6 posted 08-03-2011 07:15 PM

Sorry Charlie!, :-) most of my projects I have been using pallet oak so this is going to be a delight. I’ll try to get some planned down as soon at the outside temp goes below 105. That could be a while though.

-- Bryan

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