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Another what kind of wood is it?

by Steve
posted 02-04-2018 07:58 PM


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#1 posted 02-04-2018 08:11 PM

Looks like hickory alder

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#2 posted 02-04-2018 08:12 PM

The picture is too far away, but It looks like Hickory.

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#3 posted 02-04-2018 08:13 PM

now that you guys mention it, it did have a different smell when i was cutting it. so hickory sounds like a winner.

thanks guys

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#4 posted 02-04-2018 08:27 PM

It may not be alder. But it probably is.

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#5 posted 02-04-2018 08:38 PM

I’m going to see if I can make a small miter box out of it. That is if I ever figure out the moisture content of it.

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#6 posted 02-04-2018 08:56 PM



I m going to see if I can make a small miter box out of it.
- bndawgs

for cutting alder only.

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#7 posted 02-04-2018 09:25 PM

I am not too far away from there, we have a lot of hickory here and that bark isn’t quite what I am used to seeing. If it is hickory you should be able to go back to that spot and see the hulls laying around on the ground. maybe even find some leaves that it dropped. I realize leaves on the ground and nut shells could come from other trees in the area, but if there are none of either than it might just be something else. The bark almost looks a little like persimmon.

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#8 posted 02-04-2018 09:43 PM

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#9 posted 02-04-2018 09:54 PM

Here’s a few more close up shots.

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#10 posted 02-04-2018 10:01 PM

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#11 posted 02-04-2018 10:05 PM

And even more

https://northernwoodlands.org/knots_and_bolts/make-your-own-axe-handle

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#12 posted 02-05-2018 12:30 PM

The large medullary rays visible to the naked eye on the end grain indicate that it is oak, to be more specific, one of the red oaks.

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#13 posted 02-05-2018 05:32 PM



The large medullary rays visible to the naked eye on the end grain indicate that it is oak, to be more specific, one of the red oaks.

- WDHLT15

Hmm, does Red Oak give off any particular smells when cutting it?

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#14 posted 02-05-2018 07:24 PM


Hmm, does Red Oak give off any particular smells when cutting it?

- bndawgs


red oak does have a distint smell to it-some say it smells like cat pee. apparently i like the smell of cat pee.

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#15 posted 02-05-2018 09:58 PM


Hmm, does Red Oak give off any particular smells when cutting it?

- bndawgs

red oak does have a distint smell to it-some say it smells like cat pee. apparently i like the smell of cat pee.

- tomsteve

that’s ok. i don’t mind the smell of skunks when i drive by one that’s been hit.

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#16 posted 02-05-2018 10:38 PM

Hmm, does Red Oak give off any particular smells when cutting it?

- bndawgs

red oak does have a distint smell to it-some say it smells like cat pee. apparently i like the smell of cat pee.
- tomsteve

Yes it does. Maybe it is just around here, but the red oak I have cut down {now we are talking living trees here, not one that is down or standing dead} either have a very distinct smell of peaches or peach jelly or they absolutely smell just like cow schat. Don’t know how one species of tree could be so 180 out, but red oak, yep…most of the time hot steaming fresh green plop.
If it is red oak, I am surprised…the bark really doesn’t look like red oak. Hickory has a very definite distinct smell too, but it is not like anythign else but hickory…maybe kind of like walnuts a little.

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#17 posted 02-06-2018 01:21 AM

You can see the medullary rays distinctly in the end grain pic. You would not be able to see them in hickory.

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

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#18 posted 02-06-2018 02:41 PM



You can see the medullary rays distinctly in the end grain pic. You would not be able to see them in hickory.

- WDHLT15

Do you see any issues with using this piece of wood to make something? I wanted to practice making a box, so I was going to re-saw it in half and make a continuous grain box.

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#19 posted 02-07-2018 01:49 AM

Wood dries very slowly in log form. You will need to mill out boards, sticker them, and allow them to dry. The amount of time varies with species and thickness. I can air dry 1” red oak to 15% moisture content in 4 – 6 months, but it takes up to a year to air dry 2” thick oak to the same moisture content. Oak has to be dried slow or it will honeycomb. One of the slower drying hardwoods.

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

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