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Offline LittleJohn

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Re: What kind of oak???
« Reply #20 on: June 27, 2014, 11:10:12 AM »
Should have sawn the second two sticks, and sold as SPALTED OAK  :D :D

...or used as fire wood

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« Reply #21 on: June 27, 2014, 12:08:18 PM »
Those spots look like white rot & I've seen white rot areas in oak that were just as solid as the rest of the wood and if it's that way after drying, it'll stay that way.

That conclusion doesn't seem to fit "just as solid as the rest of the wood".  Just wondering ....

Here is a basic presentation that talks about brown rot and white rot fungi. Attributes significant strength loss to the white rot.
http://www.esf.edu/nekda/documents/WoodDecay-Anagnostsmallversion.pdf

And the author is from NY too.
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Re: What kind of oak???
« Reply #22 on: June 27, 2014, 03:49:11 PM »
Those spots look like white rot & I've seen white rot areas in oak that were just as solid as the rest of the wood and if it's that way after drying, it'll stay that way.

That conclusion doesn't seem to fit "just as solid as the rest of the wood".  Just wondering ....

Here is a basic presentation that talks about brown rot and white rot fungi. Attributes significant strength loss to the white rot.
http://www.esf.edu/nekda/documents/WoodDecay-Anagnostsmallversion.pdf

And the author is from NY too.

Yep, I agree in general but I have seen solid white rot in oak (more than one type as I recall). I've also seen it in other woods such as padauk and walnut. Here's an amazing (to me anyway) walnut piece. When I saw this posted on another forum, I was sure the cream-colored areas were somehow sapwood but they are solid heartwood with white rot and the black-line spalting that sometimes accompany it. Fingernail could not tell the difference between the clean heartwood and the white rot areas.

Hm ... I'm new here and can't seem to get a pic to upload. It tells me I don't have a gallery.  I'll check that later.  You can see the walnut piece at the bottom of my page on white rot, here:

http://www.hobbithouseinc.com/personal/woodpics/_white_rot.htm

EDIT: And there's a piece of white oak with white rot (and black-line) spalting and wavy grain on my "spalted" page, which also has solid white rot areas. I wish I could have gotten a ton more of this stuff but somebody just sent me this one piece for my site.

http://www.hobbithouseinc.com/personal/woodpics/_spalted.htm




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Re: What kind of oak???
« Reply #23 on: June 27, 2014, 09:06:24 PM »
That is an amazing piece of walnut for sure.  I have some red oak with white rot.  So far, I have not trusted it to sell it.  It is rough sawn, so I need to plane it and check it out to see how solid it is.
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« Reply #24 on: June 28, 2014, 12:02:26 AM »
I've seen white rot in apple and bur oak. very unattractive but in the early stages, strength is not compromised.

Phinds...welcome to the forum. Glad to see you aboard. I've had your site bookmarked for years. one of the best wood ID sites on the net...great work! Feel free to post pics of any other wood oddities you may have just laying around... ;) ;D
On a side note: another member here who lives in Texas had a walnut in which the heart wood was marbled, but didn't have the "ambrosia" lines like yours has.
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« Reply #25 on: June 28, 2014, 10:35:02 AM »
Very cool. 8) 8) 8) 8) 8) 8) 8) 8) 8) 8) 8) 8)

I just added your site and welcome. ;D
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« Reply #26 on: June 29, 2014, 10:08:55 AM »
Leaves look like the black oak i have here.  Most ive cut dont have that much sap wood.  I see the black ring of death in it.  Most black oaks here with it have it and white sapwood and stink real bad .  Left outside the white fluffs off after a year or so cut it off. Hobby workers like it for the heartwood.  One inch thick stock i do with it if it looks like that.

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« Reply #27 on: June 29, 2014, 08:02:22 PM »
If it was black oak, there would be spines on the leaf lobes, and the bark would be dark.  Inner bark would be bright orange.
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