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JWags

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127 days ago

I recently bought a used 6” jointer from Craigslist ($125 – great deal!), and as I was leaving, the man asked if I wanted some hardwood he’d had for over 10 years. Sure! What kind of wood? Hell, I don’t know he says. So I load 2 different slabs that were 12/4, 10 wide, and 6 feet long. Heavy!

So I milled some of the darker wood. Very hard, very dense. Can anybody tell from the pics what kind of wood it is?

Appreciate any help.

James!

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Thanks again!

-- James - I don't like jogging - the ice pops out of my glass...


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DaddyZ

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#1 posted 127 days ago

Looks to be Walnut

-- Pat - Worker of Wood, Collector of Tools, Father of one

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JWags

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#2 posted 127 days ago

Really? I’ve never been able to afford anything better than pine, oak, and sometimes maple.

Very cool! Thank you!

-- James - I don't like jogging - the ice pops out of my glass...

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#3 posted 127 days ago

yep, looks like walnut to me, too. I got some in my upstairs room just waiting until I can get back in my shop that looks just like it. Don’t have as much as you do, though. I would call that a big ol’ gloat!

Have a good’un
Joe

-- rejo55, East Texas

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#4 posted 127 days ago

I agree with Pat looks like walnut.

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#5 posted 127 days ago

I will add in also, It looks like Walnut

-- Jordan - Rockwall TX - ”Here’s what im talking about: tweaked nuts:” - Stef

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pmayer

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#6 posted 127 days ago

if it’s clear, flat and not badly cracked, I’d say its a couple hundred dollars worth of walnut.

-- PaulMayer, http://www.vernswoodgoods.com

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Richard

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#7 posted 127 days ago

Kinda looks like you just got your 6” Jointer for FREE .

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JWags

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#8 posted 127 days ago

Wow – Thank you so much everybody! Yes – I really lucked out!

Yes – it’s straight and flat with no checking. Been drying for 10 years.

I will definitely save the rest for a future project.

Thanks again

-- James - I don't like jogging - the ice pops out of my glass...

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WDHLT15

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#9 posted 127 days ago

It is mahogany or some related mahogany-like tropical hardwood. The striped effect is the result of the interlocked grain that you see in these tropical hardwoods. In a growth year, the woods cells are laid down at a slight angle to vertical. The next year, the angle of the cells is reversed. On the quartersawn face, this difference in the angles of the cells reflect light differently, giving a striped effect.

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

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#10 posted 127 days ago

based off the weight/density comment i’d tend to not think its walnut…that being said I don’t have a better guess

-- It's made of wood. Real sturdy.--Chubbs Peterson

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#11 posted 127 days ago

Looks like walnut to me…nice score.

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TheWoodenOyster

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#12 posted 126 days ago

Walnut.

You dirty dog

-- The Wood Is Your Oyster

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WDHLT15

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#13 posted 126 days ago

Those pores are really huge. Pores are way too large for walnut. I still say that it is tropical.

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

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Tony_S

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#14 posted 125 days ago

Undoubtedly Walnut.

Danny
Your right, the pores are bigger/deeper/longer than a ‘typical’ Walnut sample, but I wouldn’t say unusually so.

I need to run by the shop this afternoon, I’ll see if I can snap a few pics that would be comparable.

-- Striving for excellence motivates you; striving for perfection is demoralizing. ~Harriet Braiker

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JWags

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#15 posted 125 days ago

Hi all!
Thanks for all the input. After being pointed towards walnut, I’ve found enough internet pics to sort of confirm that it is indeed walnut. I’ve found several photos of black walnut that look identical.

Thanks to one and all for your help!

-- James - I don't like jogging - the ice pops out of my glass...

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