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06-11-2012 04:30 PM

Some of you may know and some of you that don’t well thought I’d share this, I’ve been lucky enough to find these awesome _ (fill in the blank) if you can, evil grin thought I’d see who might be able to guess what kind of wood this is. :) These trees were already spalted and ripe for the picking from a cemetery that we care for and have family in.

I spent the past week cutting and what you see in the photos isn’t half of what I’ve gotten from the logs. I still have just a few big ones left and plan on blocking them today. The last two photos is the after math ready for curb pickup :)

-- Randy - If I'm not on LJ's then I'm making Saw Dust. Please feel free to visit my store location at http://www.facebook.com/randy.blackstock.custom.wood.designs


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#1 posted 06-11-2012 04:36 PM

It appears to be spalted maple.

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#2 posted 06-11-2012 04:58 PM

Not Maple

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#3 posted 06-11-2012 05:09 PM

Birch

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#4 posted 06-11-2012 05:24 PM

Not Birch nor Ash nor sycamore, that may have narrowed it down a bit.

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#5 posted 06-11-2012 05:47 PM

Looks a lot like alder.

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#6 posted 06-11-2012 05:52 PM

Is it Beech?

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#7 posted 06-11-2012 05:55 PM

Hackberry

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#8 posted 06-11-2012 06:01 PM

closer pictures of the grain would be helpful.
pecan?

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Blackie_

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#9 posted 06-11-2012 06:04 PM

TedW got it, hackberry it is. Yea I started to get some closer pics would have if Ted hadn’t guess it. :)

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#10 posted 06-11-2012 06:25 PM

Be sure to kill the fungus in them before using. Heat works best. bob

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#11 posted 06-11-2012 06:38 PM

Is it already dried ?

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#12 posted 06-11-2012 06:47 PM

Some of that stuff you’re throwing to the curb would make some awesome pens.

-- The more I work with wood the more I recognize only God can make something as beautiful as a tree. I hope my humble attempts at this craft do justice by His masterpiece. -- Tim

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#13 posted 06-11-2012 07:18 PM

I found some slight dampness in the larger logs but for the most of it it was already dried ready for use.

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#14 posted 06-11-2012 07:23 PM

Nice book match, second photo down on the bottom right.

Awesome blocks Randy, congratulations.

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#15 posted 06-11-2012 08:37 PM

Looks like poplar to me

-- Roger M, Aiken, SC

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