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Forum topic by Chris Cook posted 06-15-2014 03:55 PM 1232 views 0 times favorited 11 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Chris Cook

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06-15-2014 03:55 PM

I have my ideas but want to be sure. I appreciate your help!


-- Chris, "all we are is sawdust in the dust collector""

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#1 posted 06-15-2014 04:08 PM

Maple with some curl and a little ambrosia.

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#2 posted 06-15-2014 04:10 PM

Looks like maple to me. The slight green made me hesitate (poplar?), but that could be the camera adding its two cents worth.

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#3 posted 06-15-2014 04:19 PM

Thanks and there is a slight green tinge to parts of it but it is just too dense to be poplar (IMO), I was thinking maple as well, but wanted expert opinions.

-- Chris, "all we are is sawdust in the dust collector""

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#4 posted 06-15-2014 04:31 PM

Might be Birch?

-- Lifting one end of the plank.

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#5 posted 06-15-2014 04:41 PM

I’m pretty sure it’s maple

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#6 posted 06-15-2014 07:01 PM

Like the rest, my first thought was maple.

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#7 posted 06-15-2014 07:15 PM

Atsa maple. (Read with Italian accent for better results)

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#8 posted 06-15-2014 08:21 PM

Being green I’d think Poplar, but, it does look like Maple as well. Here is a link that might help you determine it:

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#9 posted 06-16-2014 01:41 AM


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#10 posted 06-16-2014 11:50 AM

Red maple. Red maple that I have sawn has a blue-green heartwood.

-- Danny Located in Perry, GA. Forester. Wood-Mizer LT40HD35 Sawmill. Nyle L53 Dehumidification Kiln.

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#11 posted 06-19-2014 06:53 PM

maple with ambrosia streaks

-- ---Joel; Central MD...rookie empter nester and getting back into woodworking!

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