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PSF

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About 4 weeks ago, I was given several 4 foot sections of what was called “Pino” wood. It has a very dense ring structure from the end, is very heavy, and very aromatic. I cut the wood and sealed the ends of all but one piece for drying. I rough turned the remaining piece (it was very fibrous and actually broke a Hunter Hercules carbide cutter head (I had scanned it looking for metal and found none) completely off the handle). I then soaked the piece in denatured alcohol over night, removed it in the morning, wrapped it in a grocery bag as I usually do, and set it aside to dry. Last evening I checked its drying progress to find the bowl split in 4 separate locations.

HELP!

-- Pete - Chesapeake, VA


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#1 posted 444 days ago

Sounds like a real mystery wood. Did they spell it that way or did they say something that sounded like “pee-know” or “pie-no”? Got any pics? Was it growing in the wild or part of a garden?

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#2 posted 444 days ago

Could it be Pinon Pine?

http://www.wood-database.com/lumber-identification/softwoods/pinyon-pine/

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#3 posted 444 days ago

that’s my cats name PENO

-- Stevo, work in tha city woodshop in the country

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#4 posted 444 days ago

Do you have any pictures so we could get a better idea of what it looks like?

-- Richard, Hot Springs, Ar -- Galoot In Training

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PSF

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#5 posted 444 days ago

It is clearly not pine. As to the spelling, the property owner said he thought the tree guys called it PINTO. When I googled that, I came up with nothing. Then I started playing with the spelling and came up with several hits on Pino Wood

I have pictures that I am attaching.
Pino Tree Limb Cut 1 is where it was cut from the trunk. Pino Tree Limb Cut 2 is where the limb was actually cut from the initial trunk cut

-- Pete - Chesapeake, VA

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#6 posted 444 days ago

That grain pattern is really cool, I’d like to know what exactly that is.

-- Richard, Hot Springs, Ar -- Galoot In Training

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PSF

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#7 posted 444 days ago

As soon as I know more, everyone will know. The grain is really cool which is what attracted me to it.

-- Pete - Chesapeake, VA

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#8 posted 444 days ago

looks like white oak or pinoak

-- Stevo, work in tha city woodshop in the country

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#9 posted 444 days ago

sure looks like an oak. what part of the country did it come from?

-- Randy -- Austin, TX by way of Northwest (Woodville), OH

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#10 posted 444 days ago

Looks like pinoak to me. Pinon pine – pronounced Pinyon – is a common scrub pine here in New Mexico. Turns wonderful, wet or dry. Has a very distinctive heavy pine smell. Also, where pine (pinyon) nuts come from.

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Dallas

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#11 posted 444 days ago

I agree, it looks like a Pin oak.

Pinon= Pinyon or piƱon.

Match that spelling Jimbo4! LOL. (Just funnin’!)

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sawedfingers

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#12 posted 444 days ago

the bark and the grain looks like two different oaks I know of pinoak or one called black jack.

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#13 posted 444 days ago

Dallas – LOL. ;o)))

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#14 posted 443 days ago

It is very interesting that it seems to be pin oak. I have commented several times that the wood smelled like an ok but that is not what I was told. I appreciate everyone’s assistance.

By the way, someone asked where it came from. It was in the front yard of my daughter’s neighbor

Thanks again

-- Pete - Chesapeake, VA

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#15 posted 385 days ago

Though I’ve never worked with it…my brother-in-law has worked with it extensively and apparently your experience is quite common. It’s kind of like a scrub oak…almost more like an over grown bush than a tree. A challenging material…

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