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Fun lumber ID quiz #1

by AZWoody
posted 08-27-2017 07:22 PM


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#1 posted 08-27-2017 07:56 PM

Alder cross bred with ? Pecan

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#2 posted 08-27-2017 08:47 PM

I guess sycamore—but that’s probably too easy; more likely some species I never heard of.

-- Jerry, making sawdust professionally since 1976

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#3 posted 08-27-2017 09:02 PM

It looks like rift sawn Sycamore to me but that is not indigenous to a desert climate.

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#4 posted 08-27-2017 09:04 PM

FYI There are Pecan farms in AZ

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#5 posted 08-27-2017 09:13 PM

Pistachio?

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#6 posted 08-27-2017 10:30 PM

I’m with Gene … Pistachio (Pistacia vera).

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#7 posted 08-28-2017 12:35 AM

My guess is Primavera hope I’m spelling it right too lazy to check.:)

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#8 posted 08-28-2017 12:51 AM

So far, no one is right. Quarter sawn sycamore is what I expected as it really does look similar.

I admit I’m starting off with a hard one. This is one i have never seen for sale.

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#9 posted 08-28-2017 01:05 AM

I would have guessed lacewood if not for the first 2 pictures.

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#10 posted 08-28-2017 01:24 AM

Mahogany

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#11 posted 08-28-2017 01:38 AM

pic # 2 zebra wood I wish to thank you for contributing input as we guess along- Seriously, from the ” What’s my Line” game show, the panel could ask for further questions. Are you saying, this wood sample (singular) or species is not available at stores? Can this be purchased legally and if not stores then where is it available?

Jbay You are my man, but Lacewood can be bought in stores. This is your chance to shine and be the winner instead of being #2 to Fridge, who has yet to reply.

To others: inside banter :) but… the “King of the Alder Forest” may change.

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#12 posted 08-28-2017 01:39 AM

Pistachio is far more red so definitely not that. Someone can PayPal me $15 and I’ll tell you the answer. Bah ahaha

Kidding, awesome contest Woody. Obviously I know I’m disqualified.

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#13 posted 08-28-2017 02:05 AM

Neatleaf Hackberry. or
Acacia

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#14 posted 08-28-2017 02:26 AM

sumac

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#15 posted 08-28-2017 04:18 AM

Still not a correct answer yet.

I might give some hints after a day or 2 if nobody is remotely close.
The problem is, with google, pretty much any hint can easily be searched. I’ll have to think about some hints that won’t lead to an easy guessing.

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#16 posted 08-28-2017 12:56 PM

... Lati?

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#17 posted 08-28-2017 01:51 PM

For the win here you go light wood dark wood medium wood

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#18 posted 08-28-2017 02:01 PM

Now I see live oak or maybe even persimmon.

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#19 posted 08-28-2017 02:34 PM

The medullary rays in the 4th pic remind me of white oak, so maybe Arizona white oak, Emory oak or Gambel oak?

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#20 posted 08-28-2017 02:36 PM

GUM :<))

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#21 posted 08-28-2017 02:52 PM

Some great guesses here. Definitely stick with the Arizona theme people. Someone will get this. Woody, don’t give too much of a hint. We have some smart people around this joint.

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#22 posted 08-28-2017 03:01 PM

Elm

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#23 posted 08-28-2017 03:25 PM

Monte has it Rock ELM :<))

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#24 posted 08-28-2017 03:31 PM

Silky Oak

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#25 posted 08-28-2017 04:52 PM

Nobody has gotten the right answer yet. Hasn’t been close honestly ;)

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#26 posted 08-28-2017 04:59 PM

Someone will Woody. I don’t know if they have it were I’m at as much as where you’re at so your clue could be the geographical location int he state. Correct me if I’m wrong though, I just don’t think it’s up here.

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#27 posted 08-28-2017 05:03 PM



Someone will Woody. I don t know if they have it were I m at as much as where you re at so your clue could be the geographical location int he state. Correct me if I m wrong though, I just don t think it s up here.

- ki7hy

Distribution might be a giveaway though…

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#28 posted 08-28-2017 05:11 PM

I kind of meant region more than actually location but it might be too much info with the Google gods in play.

For what it’s worth, if I didn’t have a piece of this in my lumber rack, I would never get it either. lol

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#29 posted 08-28-2017 05:19 PM

Mescuite(sp)

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#30 posted 08-28-2017 05:20 PM

London plane?

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#31 posted 08-28-2017 05:23 PM

I had to look that up Fridge, never even heard of London Plane. Wow that looks close!!! Great guess!

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#32 posted 08-28-2017 06:10 PM

We have a wood here that looks slightly similar, although I haven’t seen any examples looking that spectacular!

Have to take a guess, Platanus Wrightii, aka Arizona/New Mexico Sycamore?

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#33 posted 08-28-2017 06:16 PM

Nothing yet. Keep it coming guys :)

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#34 posted 08-28-2017 06:29 PM

Honey lucus

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#35 posted 08-28-2017 06:30 PM

Goin’ out on a limb – Indian Laurel Fig

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#36 posted 08-28-2017 06:39 PM

White Limba?

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#37 posted 08-28-2017 06:40 PM

... beech?

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#38 posted 08-28-2017 06:49 PM

Palo verde!

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#39 posted 08-28-2017 07:42 PM

If it’s a wood not generally sold I’m going with Macadamia.

I could also go with Leopardwood or Silky Oak

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#40 posted 08-28-2017 08:06 PM

Hackberry

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#41 posted 08-28-2017 09:10 PM

Not yet…

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#42 posted 08-28-2017 09:48 PM

Volador

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#43 posted 08-28-2017 09:51 PM

Snake wood.

I’m just perusing the interweb… A guy can “learn” a lot about wood in a short time. Back to work now Pete, lol…

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#44 posted 08-28-2017 09:53 PM

Acacia

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#45 posted 08-28-2017 10:10 PM

willow

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#46 posted 08-28-2017 10:18 PM

lacewood

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#47 posted 08-28-2017 10:21 PM

Some decent guesses. I think when you all go crazy trying to guess this, remember it’s AZWoody putting you through your pain and agony. :)

-- Dave - http://kelleycrafts.com/ - pen blanks - knife scales - turning tools

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#48 posted 08-28-2017 10:25 PM

... is it from Earth?

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#49 posted 08-28-2017 10:26 PM



... is it from Earth?

- Ron Aylor

Arizona so closer to Hell I think.

-- Dave - http://kelleycrafts.com/ - pen blanks - knife scales - turning tools

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#50 posted 08-28-2017 10:33 PM

Desert Willow?

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