|Forum topic by DavidsWoodShed||posted 04-11-2012 10:18 PM||5591 views||0 times favorited||4 replies|
04-11-2012 10:18 PM
I hope the title isn’t deceptive because I don’t know how to ID logs.
My friend goes around So Cal collecting logs from people’s yards and then he cuts them up for firewood. Whenever he gets interesting looking logs he offers me pieces to turn on my lathe. I usually say yes. The problem is that neither one of us has any idea what type of wood we are looking at. The only thing we know for sure is it is a tree that grows in So Cal.
I’m wondering if anyone has any secrets to identifying the type of wood from a piece of a log? Ring patterns? Specific bark characteristics? Taste? Smell? Feel?
Thanks for any help. I’ll post some photos soon of a couple that I have right now.