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Can anyone confirm this tree/lumber? Possibly Sweet Gum?
« on: April 09, 2019, 10:04:19 PM »
I know most of the trees that grow around here, but I couldn't ID this one.  I've not come across any Sweet Gum, and based on pictures I think that's what this may be.  Can any nudge me closer to a positive ID?  It cut like butter.



 

 

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« Reply #1 on: April 09, 2019, 10:08:11 PM »
Did it walk off the mill by itself too?  Tell tale sign of gum. 
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Re: Can anyone confirm this tree/lumber? Possibly Sweet Gum?
« Reply #2 on: April 09, 2019, 11:35:49 PM »
Not sure, but kinda like willow.
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« Reply #3 on: April 10, 2019, 05:40:27 AM »
sweet gum
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Re: Can anyone confirm this tree/lumber? Possibly Sweet Gum?
« Reply #4 on: April 10, 2019, 07:59:14 AM »
I agree with Ricky.  Sweetgum. 
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« Reply #5 on: April 10, 2019, 10:03:12 AM »
Gents, he said it cut like butter, the little sweetgum I have cut, did not cut like butter.   But, I was wrong once before! 8)
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« Reply #6 on: April 10, 2019, 10:08:24 AM »
and research says it is just above sycamore.  Butter?
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« Reply #7 on: April 10, 2019, 11:59:47 AM »
Sweet gum around here cuts very easy, trying to get it to stay flat - well that is a different matter. The heart looks like gum for sure. 
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« Reply #8 on: April 10, 2019, 12:14:59 PM »
ok, I surrender. ;D
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« Reply #9 on: April 10, 2019, 11:44:07 PM »
Thanks for all the responses.  I'll label it as sweet gum for now.  Sounds like if it dries straight then I'll need to reconsider  :D

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« Reply #10 on: April 11, 2019, 07:25:49 AM »
No need to reconsider.  It is definitely sweetgum, not ash :)
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« Reply #11 on: April 11, 2019, 08:01:31 AM »
Positive Danny?  :D
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« Reply #12 on: April 12, 2019, 08:41:35 AM »
concur-sweet gum

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Re: Can anyone confirm this tree/lumber? Possibly Sweet Gum?
« Reply #13 on: April 13, 2019, 09:33:43 AM »
Absolutely no doubt about it being Sweetgum.



Within the past 3 months I have become the "Sweetgum Sawing Somethinganother", with well over 200 Sweetgum logs seen in the whacks above.  I have seen the expression "saws like butter" but I can't vouch for it because I have never sawn butter....yet.  I will say that you never know when the blade hits the log end.  You can get one pith centered beam/timber from each log and they will remain straight.

Sweetgum 1X12 will make board/batten siding, but do not allow any roof runoff water spatter.
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« Reply #14 on: April 13, 2019, 09:53:23 AM »
What is the world coming to? @Magicman  now saws with turbos AND extols the virtues of sweet gum!!!   ;D
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« Reply #15 on: April 13, 2019, 09:59:24 AM »
Oh I still hates Sweetgum trees, but I have never seen a log in front of my sawmill that I did not love.  :D
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