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09-07-2011 01:57 AM

Neighbor had a tree cut down and asked me what it was. I explained that Im a weekend woodnoob but I knew where to ask!
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#1 posted 09-07-2011 02:24 AM

walnut

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#2 posted 09-07-2011 03:50 AM

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#3 posted 09-07-2011 08:22 AM

It’s VERY dangerous; probably even Radioactive! It’s Imperative you stay away from it and keep eveyone else away. PM me your location and I’ll be there asap with a Hazmat crew to remove and dispose of it safely—at little cost to your friend.

Steve

-- Steve in KY. 44 years so far with my lovely bride. Think I'll keep her.

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#4 posted 09-07-2011 03:32 PM

Walnut!

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#5 posted 09-07-2011 03:47 PM

This is walnut that is currently in my trailer. Look familiar?

-- Rich, Cedar Rapids, IA - I'm a woodworker. I don't create beauty, I reveal it.

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#6 posted 09-07-2011 06:35 PM

I agree, black walnut it is.

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#7 posted 09-07-2011 06:59 PM

Were there ever walnuts strewn around on the ground in the fall, year after year? I mean, that’s how I determined that my two backyard trees were apple trees, apples on the ground and such….

-- Einstein: "The intuitive mind is a sacred gift, and the rational mind is a faithful servant. We have created a society that honors the servant and has forgotten the gift." I'm Poopiekat!!

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#8 posted 09-07-2011 07:22 PM

Smell it – the wood smells like the seed – wonder why that is.

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#9 posted 09-07-2011 08:25 PM

I’d also go with walnut.

-- Jonathan, Denver, CO "Constructive criticism is welcome and valued as it gives me new perspectives and helps me to advance as a woodworker."

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#10 posted 09-07-2011 08:52 PM

poopiekat: Did you ever have a dog in your back yard? I wonder what kind of tree that would make you think it was.

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

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#11 posted 09-07-2011 10:35 PM

pk & cm …LOL

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#12 posted 09-08-2011 07:01 AM

@Charlie… I didn’t know it was a dog until one day I saw puppies on the ground all around it. Oh, and that dog thought the tree was a hydrant. Until she too saw the apples. You can tell dogs from trees….their bark is each different….

-- Einstein: "The intuitive mind is a sacred gift, and the rational mind is a faithful servant. We have created a society that honors the servant and has forgotten the gift." I'm Poopiekat!!

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#13 posted 09-09-2011 03:31 PM

I hate to rain on your parade… The logs do look like walnut, but if the leaves in the photo came from the tree, you have a very nice elm tree to make lumber or turning blocks from. I’ve got an elm log that I sawed into slabs that when made into a bench and finished, looks just like a very fancy grade of walnut.

-- Hal, Tennessee http://www.first285.com

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#14 posted 09-09-2011 05:27 PM

Link to Elm :
http://www.hobbithouseinc.com/personal/woodpics/elm.htm
I’d like to know what you find it to be : )

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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