LumberJocks

Can you ID this wood? Some kind of pine?

  • Advertise with us

« back to Wood & Lumber forum

Forum topic by Elizabeth posted 377 days ago 614 views 0 times favorited 12 replies Add to Favorites Watch
View Elizabeth's profile

Elizabeth

724 posts in 1642 days


377 days ago

I’m terrible at IDing wood. A house a few streets away is offering this for free. I’m not sure it’s worth taking, as it’s getting rained on today and left some kind of sticky resin on my hands when I lifted a piece yesterday. Does anyone know what it is? (I’m in western Oregon.)


12 replies so far

View chrisstef's profile

chrisstef

9330 posts in 1505 days


#1 posted 377 days ago

Im no expert, or even smart for that matter, but it doesnt look like pine to me. Could it be black locust?

-- "there aren’t many hand tools as awe-inspiring as the #8 jointer. I mean, it just reeks of cast iron heft and hubris" - Smitty

View Blackie_'s profile

Blackie_

2944 posts in 1011 days


#2 posted 377 days ago

I’m not an expert on this Elizabeth but myself depending on what others say be it pine or not I’ve worked with Pine and I tend to stay away from it as it is bad about leaving a very bad and a lot of residue on blades especially bandsaw blades.

-- 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

View Elizabeth's profile

Elizabeth

724 posts in 1642 days


#3 posted 377 days ago

I don’t think so Chrisstef…the bark doesn’t match pictures of Black Locust on Google.

I’d have grabbed some yesterday if it wasn’t for the sap, I don’t really want to gum up my machines if I don’t have to… maybe I just need to learn how to un-gum them.

View a1Jim's profile

a1Jim

109186 posts in 2075 days


#4 posted 377 days ago

Some times you can find out by the bark and this web site

http://jrscience.wcp.muohio.edu/edge-farm/Woods/odnr-property_walk_Jan_20_2009/TOC.html

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

View Elizabeth's profile

Elizabeth

724 posts in 1642 days


#5 posted 377 days ago

Randy, yeah, that was the main reason I walked away yesterday (while trying to scrub my hands into a non-sticky state). Pine is cheap enough locally that I can get dry stuff no problem.

Jim, I’m checking out that link now, thanks!

View Blackie_'s profile

Blackie_

2944 posts in 1011 days


#6 posted 377 days ago

Elizabeth my experience with cutting pine and that’s the only time I’ve ever had a problem was that it was a pain to scrape off the bandsaw blade as for as a power saw blades I don’t think you have much worry.

-- 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

View Kreegan's profile

Kreegan

1452 posts in 645 days


#7 posted 377 days ago

Pretty sure that’s some kind of spruce.

View Kreegan's profile

Kreegan

1452 posts in 645 days


#8 posted 377 days ago

More specifically I think that might be either Engelmann or Sitka Spruce, which are apparently good tonewoods. Snag it and find a luthier.

View Foster10's profile

Foster10

6 posts in 377 days


#9 posted 377 days ago

I agree with Kreegan… my neighbor took down a tree that looks similar to this and he said it was a spruce, but sorry not sure what specific kind…

View Elizabeth's profile

Elizabeth

724 posts in 1642 days


#10 posted 377 days ago

OK…so if I were to take this wood, what is the least sappy way of dealing with it? Should I cut off all the bark before milling it into boards on my bandsaw? Would that take most of the sap out of the picture?

View Cosmicsniper's profile

Cosmicsniper

2199 posts in 1657 days


#11 posted 377 days ago

If it is spruce, it’s a baby. Growth rings aren’t numerous or tight enough for a good sound board.

-- jay, www.allaboutastro.com

View WDHLT15's profile

WDHLT15

981 posts in 974 days


#12 posted 377 days ago

Arizona cypress. Cupressus arizonica

-- Danny, Located in Perry, GA, Forester, Wood-Mizer LT15 Sawmill

Have your say...

You must be signed in to reply.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

HomeRefurbers.com

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

GardenTenders.com :: gardening showcase