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Forum topic by Chris Cook posted 04-29-2012 03:26 AM 1178 views 0 times favorited 6 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Chris Cook

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04-29-2012 03:26 AM

I am thinking this is a type of maple, but I may be wrong. The close up shot on top is only darker because of the lighting, the wood is actually the color of the bottom picture

thank you

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

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#1 posted 04-29-2012 03:40 AM

looks like maple to me.

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#2 posted 04-29-2012 03:45 AM

I would definitely say Maple, looks like sugar maple but the rings look thicker than Sugar Maple rings tend to be. I would still say some type of Maple.

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#3 posted 04-29-2012 04:42 AM

Sugar Maple, I think I’ve been looking at that same board all week.

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#4 posted 04-29-2012 09:30 AM



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

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#5 posted 04-29-2012 01:20 PM

Thank you for the feedback everybody. I get a lot of pieces from a local wood supply and they look so similar sometimes that I can’t confirm what I am working with.

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

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#6 posted 05-01-2012 11:26 AM

Definitely maple. You can separate the soft from the hard by examining the width of the medullary rays on the end-grain cross-section.

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