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Forum topic by HickoryHill posted 09-18-2014 12:34 AM 850 views 0 times favorited 7 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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HickoryHill

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09-18-2014 12:34 AM

Saw this on one of the pallets at work. Probably got 8 pieces about 20” long. Never seen anything like it.

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-- Jim, Michigan


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hookfoot

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#1 posted 09-18-2014 12:41 AM

Sycamore.

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#2 posted 09-18-2014 12:45 AM

Thanks Hook for the confirmation.! Just found the Wood Database after posting, came up with the same thing.

-- Jim, Michigan

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#3 posted 09-18-2014 12:50 AM

Great find. That’s one of my favorites.

-- Daniel S

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#4 posted 09-18-2014 01:03 AM

Tis sycamore!

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#5 posted 09-18-2014 01:53 AM

Beautiful wood but very hard to work with unless quartersawn like in your pics. Sycamore has spiral grain, and will twist and warp in drying if flatsawn. Quartersawn is more stable and the ray fleck is very dramatic. I have sawn and dried a lot of it.

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

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#6 posted 09-18-2014 02:20 AM

Is it multicolored? Was wondering the same about a few boards I decided to run a handplane across, I have something similar grained but has some pinkish and bluish tint in the grain.

-- "....put that handsaw to work and make it earn its keep. - summerfi" <==< JuStiN >==>=->

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#7 posted 09-19-2014 01:56 AM

It can have some color if it includes the heatwood. Here is some that I sawed on my mill.

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

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