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teenagewoodworker

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03-15-2008 02:19 AM

I came across the fortune of getting these logs from my neighbor before she burned them in her fire pit. each one was selected to be very straight and have a similar diameter throughout the whole log because i want to turn them when i get my first lathe. here’s the picture of the pile and just me with a straight edge to show how straight they are.

http://blip.tv/file/744294

http://blip.tv/file/744297

so here’s my question i was curious about what species of wood it is. any help such as a website that helps to identify wood or if anyone has any idea what it might be just leave a message. it’s nothing urgent I’m just curious to what species of wood it is. so here’s a picture of a close up.

http://blip.tv/file/744298

I’ll try to find a bandsaw where i can slice a log open to get a better picture. well i hope that someone can help me out.


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#1 posted 03-15-2008 02:24 AM

Kind of hard to see files on your hard drive. :-)

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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#2 posted 03-15-2008 02:29 AM

couldn’t open them

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#3 posted 03-15-2008 02:29 AM

I agree with Gary on the missing pictures.

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#4 posted 03-15-2008 02:30 AM

what program is needed

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#5 posted 03-15-2008 03:22 AM

sorry everyone. I’m working on it. i figured out that you couldn’t open the other ones so i’m uploading the good ones to blip.tv right now. when they’re converted i’ll post them.

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#6 posted 03-15-2008 03:41 AM

alright i just made the changes. i hope that everyone can see the pictures now.

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#7 posted 03-15-2008 03:45 AM

If you put an ! at the begining and end of a link that points to a picture it will show up.

A close up of the bark would be a better indicator of what type of wood it is.
How about a leaf from the tree?

An end view doesn’t help much.

You will want to change the picture size to 640×480 so that it will all show up.

Example:

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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#8 posted 03-15-2008 04:07 AM

thanks

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#9 posted 03-15-2008 04:19 AM

here is a link that may help you learn some basic identification techniques. I have a few more links too if you’re interested.

http://www.arborday.org/trees/wtit/

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#10 posted 03-15-2008 04:49 AM

It looks like Osage Orange or Bois de Arc as the Indians called it. They used it to make Bows and Arrows. Yellow heart wood that ages to a brown and lighter yellow sap wood.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Appomattox Virginia [email protected]

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#11 posted 03-15-2008 06:03 AM

I’m ignorant on the subject, but have wondered about many things I’ve come across as well. I haven’t found a great resource just yet in ID’ing lumber. For example, I bought anassortment of about 25 different species of exotic veneers. I have had a terrible time finding out what they are exactly. Any thoughts? Not trying to take anyway from Teenage’s question, but I think it’s along the same train of thought.

-- Jeff, South Carolina

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#12 posted 03-15-2008 01:29 PM

I am with Karson looks like Osage. I sawmilled it all day yesterday.The sapwood is thicker than I see around here, but it is limb wood so it would be.
http://www.hobbithouseinc.com/personal/woodpics/osage%20orange.htm
http://www.cnr.vt.edu/dendro/dendrology/syllabus/factsheet.cfm?ID=57

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#13 posted 03-15-2008 03:17 PM

thanks a lot. i think that’s what it is. the tree that it came from looks the same as the one in the picture and i cut one log open to expose fresh wood and it looks really close to that. thanks a lot.

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