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Forum topic by Willeh posted 11-21-2012 02:07 AM 965 views 0 times favorited 15 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Willeh

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11-21-2012 02:07 AM

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Ok Lumberjocks, need some help identifying some wood.

The wood came from a my dad’s friend in exchange for a 6 pack of beer…. it has been in a barn in St. Catharines Ontario for decades.. Ended up with a dozen boards, all 7 ft long, inch thick, and varying from 3-8 inch wide.

Anyways.. the old guy thought it was walnut, but after planing off a bit of the surface, it doesn’t look like any walnut I have in my stock..

No apparent smell (It could be due to decades in a barn), but it planes easily and comes very smooth.
Before planing the wood had a light yellow hue, but after planing, it is a very pink/dark brown and some of it has a rainbow effect to it..(Mineral staining?)

Close up of the grain:

This is a side beside with a piece of walnut from my stock (Walnut on the right)

End grain:

Here are a few pieces side by side to show the larger grain pattern.. There is a fair bit of difference in the colour between each board:

Here is a board polished up a bit to show its depth of colour:

Your ideas/help are appreciated! I can answer any extra questions you may have to try to figure it out.

Thanks!!

-- Will, Ontario Canada. "I can do fast, cheap and good, but you can only pick two... "


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bhog

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#1 posted 11-21-2012 02:10 AM

Walnut.Air dried QS,except for the pic with the 3 side by side thats flat or plain sawed

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#2 posted 11-21-2012 02:18 AM

I agree on walnut, good trade for a six pack.

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#3 posted 11-21-2012 03:15 AM

Ditto walnut.

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#4 posted 11-21-2012 04:46 AM

Definitely, black walnut.

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#5 posted 11-21-2012 12:45 PM

It appears to be QS ‘Budweiser’ Walnut to me. ;-) ...but I’d have to see the ‘Tap’ root to be sure.

Work Safely and have Fun. – Grandpa Len

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Tennessee

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#6 posted 11-21-2012 12:51 PM

Walnut,air dried for a long time.

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#7 posted 11-21-2012 01:25 PM

maybe sapele

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#8 posted 11-21-2012 01:28 PM

Be sure to wear a respirator when you work that walnut or you’ll cough for weeks.

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tbone

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#9 posted 11-21-2012 05:44 PM

That third picture is definitely quartersawn walnut. (a nice, straight board, too)
Whether it’s the same species of walnut of your current stock it doubtful, though. In any event, it’s a good haul.

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Joe Lyddon

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#10 posted 11-21-2012 09:20 PM

... well…

I think it’s Walnut!

LOL

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#11 posted 11-21-2012 10:36 PM

I think walnut… we picked up a bunch of home sticked walnut out of the red clay parts of missouri. It had all the same rainbow, pink to dark purple hues you describe. Regular american black walnut can go pink in my experience, but the soil it is grown in can push some wild colors. Here is sample of that walnut laid up next to some mill sourced. the redder mahogany looking wood is actually that walnut laid up with sap and heart of the other.

It has been stored and has that same yellowish oxidation you descrbe.

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Joe Lyddon

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#12 posted 11-21-2012 11:34 PM

Amazing!

Thank you.

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joeyinsouthaustin

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#13 posted 11-22-2012 01:34 AM

GrandpaLen your from those parts… so is this the budweiser… or do i have too much freetime

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Willeh

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#14 posted 11-23-2012 02:25 AM

Well, i think the consensus on this is Walnut… Good to know that the colour does vary quite a bit.

Thanks!!

-- Will, Ontario Canada. "I can do fast, cheap and good, but you can only pick two... "

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#15 posted 11-23-2012 03:22 AM

yes I have some walnut the same color I have some from young trees old trees and some real old trees the old trees seem to be a little redder in color the young trees seem to be a liitle more grayish in color

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