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03-10-2015 11:04 PM

I googled around …. checked out Wood Data base…
The closest thing I can come up with is its Chestnut.
Maybe someone can help me out from the photos.(coming soon)
Note: theses photos were taken one day after I squared up the wood.

Thank you for any input.
Johnny

Update: It looks like I have to post photos using a 3rd party.. It will take me a while to figure all that out.

BUT.. if anyone can post photos of chestnut (not wormy) that can get the ball rolling on my end.

-- Johnny, Erie Kansas / USMC Veteran (AutoCad Drafter and Surveyor) / Novice woodworker since 1993


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#1 posted 03-11-2015 01:36 AM

If chestnut, the pore structure will be ring porous. The pores will be filled with tyloses. Rays will not be visible to the naked eye. Latewood pores arranged in radial lines.

Here is some info on pore structure in hardwoods.

http://www.faculty.sfasu.edu/mcbroommatth/lectures/wood_science/lab_4_ring_porous_hdwd.pdf

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

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#2 posted 03-11-2015 02:46 AM

-- Johnny, Erie Kansas / USMC Veteran (AutoCad Drafter and Surveyor) / Novice woodworker since 1993

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#3 posted 03-11-2015 02:49 AM

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-- Johnny, Erie Kansas / USMC Veteran (AutoCad Drafter and Surveyor) / Novice woodworker since 1993

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#4 posted 03-11-2015 02:51 AM

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-- Johnny, Erie Kansas / USMC Veteran (AutoCad Drafter and Surveyor) / Novice woodworker since 1993

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#5 posted 03-11-2015 11:11 AM

I have no experience with chestnut, but that sure looks like ash to me.

-- Jeremy, in the Acadian forests

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#6 posted 03-11-2015 11:35 AM

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#7 posted 03-11-2015 12:03 PM

If it is chestnut, there will be tyloses. Ash does not have them. Ash will also be denser and heavier. It does look like chestnut to me.

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

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#8 posted 03-11-2015 02:42 PM

It also looks like ash to me, but I have not seen it consistently that dark in color. Have used it where a section would be that color, but with gradient coloring back to lighter shades.

Do you have lots of it, maybe a photo of rough stock? End grain?

-- Randy "You are judged as much by the questions you ask as the answers you give..."

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#9 posted 03-15-2015 04:53 PM

Sorry for the delay.. going on a family vacation this week. When I get back I’ll post much better photos on the photobucket account. I’d like to get to the bottom of this. Mostly so I can learn about identity of hardwoods better.. cheers.

Side note: I did post a picture of the end grain. Maybe it’s focus wasn’t clear enough to tell…

-- Johnny, Erie Kansas / USMC Veteran (AutoCad Drafter and Surveyor) / Novice woodworker since 1993

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#10 posted 03-15-2015 05:00 PM

Looks like sassafras to me, if it has a sweet odor, its Sassafras , which looks alot like ash or elm,and identical to
chestnut except for the color , it brows up quickly , but has a greenish tint when freshly milled, with a little color its a dead ringer for Chestnut, especially when its wormy , which it often is . Its much softer than ash as well

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#11 posted 03-15-2015 05:16 PM

Lol, I have a funny story about sassafras.. Around 1998 I helped a guy run a house full of sassafras trim (base & casing) through a big molding machine. . The smell was so strong and I felt like it was toxic to my lungs. I’ll never forget that smell.. I’m 100% sure its not sassafras.

-- Johnny, Erie Kansas / USMC Veteran (AutoCad Drafter and Surveyor) / Novice woodworker since 1993

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