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What kind of wood is this? I think it's Hickory but not sure. Heavy, dense wood.

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11-24-2014 04:33 AM

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#1 posted 11-24-2014 04:35 AM

Could be pecan

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#2 posted 11-24-2014 04:36 AM

Yep, looks like the hickory I worked with. Stringy grain to it, so be careful of any tear out.

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#3 posted 11-24-2014 05:36 AM

When I cleared the lot that my shop sits on, there were about 4-5 hickory tress on it…along with mostly oak and a few persimmons….All had to be cut up for firewood….That is definintly hickory in your pictures…I’ve never worked with it, only burned it in the fireplace…..I see they are glued up….what’s you making…?

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#4 posted 11-24-2014 06:04 AM

Hickory without a doubt, I am a big fan, due to all the character. Quite a bit of our flooring is natural hickory and I enjoy it every day. I have made quite a few projects with it too, hard yes, but beautiful when done.

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#5 posted 11-24-2014 09:40 AM

I can’t tell the difference between Hickory and Pecan. Nice wood to work with. I re-did my kitchen cabinets in solid Pecan. Those two woods are usually the same price. I found pieces with bark inclusions knots and gnarly grains. These woods are easy on your tools, glue well, takes a nice stain and finishes great. Thanks for reminding me. I am going to the mill for more wood after Turkey day. Still have a few Xmas gifts to build.

Good wood, lucky you…........

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#6 posted 11-24-2014 10:18 AM

Looks like Hickory to me too Duck. Heavy, hard and beautiful.

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#7 posted 11-24-2014 12:00 PM

If it is hickory, it will smell like it.

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#8 posted 11-24-2014 03:09 PM

OldWrangler. Pecan is Hickory. Pecans grow on a Hickory tree. There really isn’t a “pecan Tree” except for the Nut.

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#9 posted 11-24-2014 05:48 PM

Wow, the things we learn here, I thought that hickory nuts grew on a hickory tree and Pecan nuts grew on a Pecan tree … hmmm, go figger.
And speaking of nuts … ...

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oldiebutnewbie

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#10 posted 11-24-2014 05:52 PM

There are 17 varieties of hickory in the US. (including the one Pecans grow on) There are 19 varieties in the world.
Go figger!

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#11 posted 11-24-2014 06:03 PM

Oldie, you are right spot on, I just got off Google … all of the Hickorys are of the carya genus ... Our (American)Pecan is of the Carya Illinesis and the Hickory nut is from the Carya Disambiguation (easy for you to say) ...
It’s a good day, I learned something.
Yeah, most of the folks here are some kinda nut, but most are a good kinda nut.

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#12 posted 11-24-2014 07:54 PM

You could just as well say that the hickories are kinds of pecan.

Most people wouldn’t have a problem conceding that butternut is a kind of walnut (juglans), but I bet most would balk at putting it the other way around… though there’s no real reason to put it one way or another, other than tradition.

My favorite is the ebonies: all the ebonies are kinds of persimmons, with similar fruits. Or is it the other way around?

-- Lao Ma: You are so full of anger and hatred. Xena: Everybody's gotta be full of something.

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Duckster

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#13 posted 11-25-2014 12:26 AM

I’m so sharp now that I stuck myself!!!

-- Duckster, Texas. {Any day of fishing, Beats a good day at work.} Wash your feet and love Jesus

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#14 posted 11-25-2014 12:34 AM

its Pine…heat treated…no clue what thata stuff is its sitting on

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#15 posted 11-25-2014 12:36 AM

looks like hickory.

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