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What did I saw?
« on: April 23, 2008, 01:48:24 PM »
Busy sawing 2 X 6's this morning.  This one was the last one in the log and just to pretty not to share with you guys.  Anybody know what it is?  I don't think you will find it at your local lumber yard. ;)

 

 

 
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Re: What did I saw?
« Reply #1 on: April 23, 2008, 02:17:05 PM »
Honey Locust? I sawed up my first batch of it a couple weeks back. Sure looks the same to me.
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Re: What did I saw?
« Reply #2 on: April 23, 2008, 02:17:42 PM »
Looks like cottonwood to me Larry.

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Re: What did I saw?
« Reply #3 on: April 23, 2008, 02:32:02 PM »
Is there a snaggle tooth on the band....that gives the repetitive track across the face?

Pretty wood grain pattern.
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Re: What did I saw?
« Reply #4 on: April 23, 2008, 05:38:44 PM »
Larry, either cottonwood or mulberry.
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Re: What did I saw?
« Reply #5 on: April 23, 2008, 05:42:40 PM »
I thinkin' it is Sweet Gum.
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Re: What did I saw?
« Reply #6 on: April 23, 2008, 06:07:39 PM »
Got any shots of the bark?
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Re: What did I saw?
« Reply #7 on: April 23, 2008, 06:08:36 PM »
  Bark should of looked like a red oak and I like Tom vote for Sweetgum.  Better put them at the bottom of a big pile.
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Re: What did I saw?
« Reply #8 on: April 23, 2008, 06:25:39 PM »
I'll put my vote in 4 sweetgum...

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Re: What did I saw?
« Reply #9 on: April 23, 2008, 06:27:12 PM »
The heart looks alot like Sweetgum but not the sap, to me. Sap looks a little like Honey Locust (too much white though) but not the heart, to me.

Neither sap nor heart look like Cottonwood, nor Mulberry to me.

Sap looks a little like Catalpa, but not the heart.

Don't have my own idea on what it might be though.

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Re: What did I saw?
« Reply #10 on: April 23, 2008, 06:42:03 PM »
Im gona say its pine with a serious case of red heart.
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Re: What did I saw?
« Reply #11 on: April 23, 2008, 07:04:10 PM »
Honey locust was a great guess LeeB, as from the pictures the color is quite close...but it is wrong.  My guess would have been the same just going from the pics.    Honey locust has a lot more heartwood and the sapwood is a little more beige.  Pictures in the wood section of my gallery of crotch honey locust.

Definitely not sweetgum, cottonwood, or mulberry.  Couple of hints...the log was 14" but the heartwood was only about 3 or 4 inches.  Fast growing as there were only 3 or 4 rings to the inch.  This was a straight growing tree and no lean but it still had a lot of tension...and the wood likes to move.  I figured Arkie would guess it right off as I remembered he cursed this tree some years ago. 
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« Reply #12 on: April 23, 2008, 07:08:44 PM »

  I do not saw much of DanG *$(*#*%)@)@)$%)%__! elem to know what it looks like inside.
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Re: What did I saw?
« Reply #13 on: April 23, 2008, 07:17:32 PM »
We have a winner folks. :D :D ;D :D :D
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Re: What did I saw?
« Reply #14 on: April 23, 2008, 08:17:18 PM »
I doesn't look like the elm I sawed the other day. Of course there is American and Chineese elm here that I know of.

I do know one thing Larry. You have a tooth on the saw blade that is out of whack. 

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« Reply #15 on: April 23, 2008, 08:37:40 PM »
I am not expert in wood species but at least I have little idea one month ago I have milled something like this I think it is A eucalyptus

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Re: What did I saw?
« Reply #16 on: April 23, 2008, 08:41:41 PM »
Well!!   Alsayyed!!

Your English is getting good enough for you to enter into some of the games.

This is great.

Our Australian or New Zealand members put a picture of Eucalyptus  on some time ago, and, as I remember, it did look a bit like this.
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« Reply #17 on: April 23, 2008, 08:51:56 PM »
I'd say red elm if that is fresh sawn.  The color will fade to a rich brown very quickly, but still a beautiful wood.
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Re: What did I saw?
« Reply #18 on: April 23, 2008, 09:09:47 PM »
I am not expert in wood species but at least I have little idea one month ago I have milled something like this I think it is A eucalyptus
I bet it smells good!
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Re: What did I saw?
« Reply #19 on: April 24, 2008, 07:40:41 AM »
I'd say red elm if that is fresh sawn.  The color will fade to a rich brown very quickly, but still a beautiful wood.

Yes it was fresh sawn and did exactly what you described.  Kathy saw the lumber and thought it would look a lot better as something pretty in her house rather than a rafter in the saw shed. :o
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