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Forum topic by Blackie_ posted 06-30-2012 08:06 PM 1009 views 0 times favorited 7 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Blackie_

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06-30-2012 08:06 PM

I grabbed these logs from the neighborhood when tree trimmers were cutting down a tree from someones yard, not sure but I’m having Suspicions that it’s either ash (possibly Arizona ash) or red bud? I kept it moist under black plastic trying to spalt it a bit. I posted several photos of it below.

In this photo shows a box made from that same wood sanded ready for finish.

In this photo the one of the right is Red Bud I was trying to compare.

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Sheila Landry (scrollgirl)

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#1 posted 06-30-2012 08:13 PM

It kind of has the same grain pattern as Hickory to me. :)

Sheila

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#2 posted 06-30-2012 10:20 PM

I have a couple of trees worth of ash in my workshop right now and it does not look like any of it. It’s much paler.

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Grandpa

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#3 posted 07-01-2012 02:53 AM

Grain doesn’t look like the ash we have here and it is much too large for the rebuds we grow.

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#4 posted 07-01-2012 10:53 AM

I don’t think it’s hickory from what I can tell by the bark, hickory that I’ve seen has a high raised rough bark this bark is a low smooth bark and the blade goes through it pretty easy. I’m in central TX so it would have to be something in this area.

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#5 posted 07-01-2012 12:01 PM

I couldn’t come up with any good guesses for you, but it doesn’t look like any ash we have here in the NE.

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Blackie_

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#6 posted 07-01-2012 12:21 PM

Maybe the lightning doens’t allow the pics very well but it has a redish tent to the wood not white and the bottom picture shows a red bud aside it.

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#7 posted 07-01-2012 04:57 PM

Red Elm is my guess.

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