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ADHDan

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10-02-2014 04:13 PM

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I’m trying to figure out what type of wood I’ve got here.

I think these pieces are ash, but I’m not sure; one of them looks like it has some interesting figuring that’s throwing me off:

This, I’m more stumped on – cypress maybe?

What are your thoughts?

-- Dan in Minneapolis, woodworking since 11/11.


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#1 posted 10-02-2014 05:15 PM

Sorry Dan, not familiar with those.

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#2 posted 10-02-2014 06:15 PM

first pic, on the left looks like it could be ash, but hard to tell. One on right could be anything, but reminds me of rough walnut. cleaning up some grain would help.

the last 3 pics are ambrosia maple, pretty certain about that. That’s some nice stuff!

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#3 posted 10-02-2014 06:22 PM

That’s a sweet ambrosia maple slab you have there!

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

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#4 posted 10-02-2014 06:28 PM

Ambrosia maple, really? That’s fantastic!

These are a few boards from a giant stock of slabs I recently received, and I’m trying to figure out what’s what. I definitely recognized the walnut and cherry slabs, and I’m pretty sure some of the light colored wood is ash – although at first I thought it was white oak, maybe some of it could be?

I got the slabs from a family friend in Asheville who specialized in live edge furniture (he offered me his lumber supply when he quit), and I’m assuming most are from trees that would be readily available in that area. But I’m not an expert on North Carolina flora to begin with, and I can’t really even see the grain in many slabs until I get a chance to skip plane them.

That said, if anyone feels like helping me ID more of the wood, I’ve got about 25 pictures in my Craigslist post (I’m selling off some of the wood to cover the cost of getting it up to Minneapolis): http://minneapolis.craigslist.org/hnp/mat/4680258673.html. I’m pretty sure almost all of the darkish grey slabs are walnut, and the beams are definitely cherry (I also have about ten big pieces of 8/4 and bigger cherry stored out back), but I have no idea what to make of the rest.

Once I get the pieces skip planed I’ll probably post another thread with better pictures to solicit advice – and maybe gloat just a little :-).

-- Dan in Minneapolis, woodworking since 11/11.

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#5 posted 10-03-2014 12:55 AM

If you look at a clean slice of end grain, white oak has large, very visible with the naked eye, rays. No so with ash. You can’t really see the rays since they are very small.

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

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#6 posted 10-03-2014 01:48 PM

Good to know. I have a bunch of lighter colored slabs, I’ll take a small slice off the ends to see what turns up. I’m guessing they are ash.

-- Dan in Minneapolis, woodworking since 11/11.

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#7 posted 10-03-2014 07:55 PM

...I m selling off some of the wood to cover the cost of getting it up to Minneapolis….
- ADHDan

Dan, I’ll help you cover transportation costs if you bring some 8/4 ash down with you. Do you know a sawyer that can cut some ash? Please PM me. – David

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#8 posted 10-03-2014 09:14 PM

David, where are you located? I have a lot of ash, but limited ability to transport it.

-- Dan in Minneapolis, woodworking since 11/11.

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#9 posted 10-04-2014 02:21 AM

Dan, I sent you a PM. Thanks.

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