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Forum topic by akmiller907 posted 10-13-2012 06:25 PM 738 views 0 times favorited 9 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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akmiller907

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10-13-2012 06:25 PM

Yesterday on Craigslist I ended up buying a whole bunch of this wood from a guy and not sure what it is. I had a friend with me and he said it smells exactly like a redwood box he got from his parents when he was younger. It almost looks sort of like mahogany but is softer and less amazing in grain pattern. Also kind of the color of some cherry but I know it’s not that. It’s not from Alaska I know that. Could it be Redwood? I am really excited because I got a smoking deal with more to come in the near future. Would love to here what you think it is. Thanks! I know I need to invest in a good camera Sorry about the picture quality.

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-- Kenny


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ddockstader

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#1 posted 10-13-2012 07:33 PM

Looks like red alder to me, but it’s hard to tell from the pictures. Alder would track with it being softer and a plain grain. Also, it would be available in Alaska.

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WDHLT15

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#2 posted 10-14-2012 11:54 AM

Definitely a hardwood. Alder would make sense.

-- Danny Located in Perry, GA. Forester. Wood-Mizer LT15 Sawmill. Nyle L53 Dehumidification Kiln

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akmiller907

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#3 posted 10-14-2012 07:24 PM

Alder does look like a fit ,but what about Honduran Mahogany? Looks very similar too.

-- Kenny

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AJswoodshop

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#4 posted 10-14-2012 07:53 PM

No, it’s not Honduran Mahogany. It’s probably Alder, but not sure. It looks like good wood though!

-- If I can do it.....so can you! -AJswoodshop

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Gshepherd

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#5 posted 10-14-2012 08:39 PM

Superior Alder my guess being how clean it is. Be sure to cut the ends off and if you do have a knot flip it over and get as much crap out of the area as possible cause most alder is thickness sanded, thus has alum oxide bits all over it which will kill our planer blades.

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shipwright

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#6 posted 10-15-2012 12:02 AM

I know this one.
That’s a 520 for sure. :-)

(I can even tell with that board in the way)

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akmiller907

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#7 posted 10-15-2012 12:22 AM

Sure is shipwright. I just got the upgrade for my 505 annaversity edidion. Love the new solid fence, but I have the Incra Fence and Miter 5000 sled coming. I’m pumped up and cant wait.

-- Kenny

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WDHLT15

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#8 posted 10-15-2012 02:39 AM

In Alaska, it is likely to be something more local, like alder.

-- Danny Located in Perry, GA. Forester. Wood-Mizer LT15 Sawmill. Nyle L53 Dehumidification Kiln

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akmiller907

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#9 posted 10-15-2012 02:46 AM

Usually most everything is shipped from the states. Also red alder tends to be in southeast Alaska and not really where I live. But yes it could be. Alaska is not like the states as far as resources go.

-- Kenny

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