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What is this??
« on: March 02, 2009, 09:24:29 AM »
Co worker brought this chunk in for ID.  Very stringy and hard to split with ax.  I think elm but not sure.

 





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Re: What is this??
« Reply #1 on: March 02, 2009, 10:00:33 AM »
It's elm :).  Looks like winged elm.  You're right at the edge of its range.
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Re: What is this??
« Reply #2 on: March 02, 2009, 05:19:30 PM »
Looks like American elm, even that thin bark. Is the outer bark corky with alternating brown and white layers? I'd have to wade snow to the shop with a flashlight to get a sample. :D

Pre-commercial thinning pays off. :)

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Re: What is this??
« Reply #3 on: March 06, 2009, 08:39:46 AM »
Heavy as all heck, center is hard as a rock, bark is very hard and rough wood is very stringy.
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Re: What is this??
« Reply #4 on: March 06, 2009, 08:45:54 AM »
Not American then, it's not too heavy when dry. Rock elm then?

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Re: What is this??
« Reply #5 on: March 06, 2009, 08:49:55 AM »
Definitely sounds like a hard elm.  Winged elm is a hard elm, but you may have rock elm (Ulmus thomasii), the hardest of them all.
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Re: What is this??
« Reply #6 on: March 06, 2009, 05:11:19 PM »
flip, I don't know what kind of wood you have, but I would suggest not trying to split the block on the desk.  ;)
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Re: What is this??
« Reply #7 on: March 06, 2009, 07:19:17 PM »
flip, I don't know what kind of wood you have, but I would suggest not trying to split the block on the desk.  ;)

I agree.  At least set it on the floor  :).  I try not to mess with elm.
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Re: What is this??
« Reply #8 on: March 06, 2009, 08:27:46 PM »
Make sure it's concrete floor.  ;D :D

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