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Forum topic by hkmiller posted 01-25-2020 10:24 PM 379 views 0 times favorited 13 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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01-25-2020 10:24 PM

From a pallet.

-- always something


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#1 posted 01-25-2020 10:34 PM

I don’t think so.
What i see is a infestation of the Ambrosia beetles if the wood is maple they call it Ambrosia maple.
I don’t find the look all that appealing.
Your boards also have a fungus

Good Luck

-- Aj

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#2 posted 01-25-2020 11:01 PM



I don’t think so.
What i see is a infestation of the Ambrosia beetles if the wood is maple they call it Ambrosia maple.
I don’t find the look all that appealing.
Your boards also have a fungus

Good Luck

- Aj2

I guess good fire wood.

-- always something

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#3 posted 01-25-2020 11:19 PM

Actually, that wood is prized and can be quite beautiful when finished.

-- ok, is it cut once measure twice, cut twice measure once???? I know....I'll just keep cutting until it's long enough.

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#4 posted 01-25-2020 11:44 PM



Actually, that wood is prized and can be quite beautiful when finished.

- bladedust

What kind of wood do you think it is

-- always something

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#5 posted 01-25-2020 11:49 PM

I agree with Aj that it is ambrosia maple. The fungus portion (black lines) are called spalting, which is also prized. The fungus should be inert now and the finish will seal it in.

-- ok, is it cut once measure twice, cut twice measure once???? I know....I'll just keep cutting until it's long enough.

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#6 posted 01-26-2020 05:42 AM

+1 Ambrosia beetle wood and staining.

Depending on where it is from, it could any one of several species attacked by Ambrosia Beetle: yellow poplar, sycamore, maple, oak, elm and beech. (per forestry service)

Oak Ambrosia Beetle is major pest in parts of Asia, and Oak is preferred wood for pallets.

The knot resembles elm slabs I have seen, and it’s on the forestry list?
Green or wet elm smells like cat piss to me, does it have any odor when wet?

Compare some end grain to the standard reference sites:

https://www.hobbithouseinc.com/personal/woodpics/

https://www.wood-database.com/wood-finder/

Best Luck.

-- I'm an engineer not a woodworker, but I can randomly find useful tools and furniture inside a pile of lumber!

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#7 posted 01-26-2020 06:09 AM

Can you dent it with a fingernail or relatively easily? Does it seem light or heavy for its size? Going only by the pics my guess would be silver maple but my confidence level is only about 50%.

-- Rick M, http://thewoodknack.blogspot.com/

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#8 posted 01-26-2020 07:46 AM

Personally I have no idea, however, I know this is a peecan,

-- If your first cut is too short... Take the second cut from the longer end... LBD

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#9 posted 01-26-2020 09:12 AM

If it is from pallet, are the holes we see nail holes?

I think that is a great score if you plucked these pieces off a pallet.

-- Wildwood by Brian Johns: If you tell the truth, you dont have to remember anything (S. Clemens) Edit: Now where is that darn pencil/ tape measure!

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#10 posted 01-26-2020 11:42 AM

I’ll have to check further probably the holes are not from nails also I’ll do all the testing recommended to to see how hard it is wet it to see what it smells like piss excetera thanks for all the feedback

-- always something

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#11 posted 01-26-2020 12:05 PM

The visible holes in the pics are from the beetles, not nails. Notice there’s one hole in every stain/streak.
Better pictures would help big time for ID. Both closeups and end grain.

-- “Wise men speak because they have something to say; fools because they have to say something.” – Plato

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#12 posted 01-26-2020 02:52 PM

Here’s some updated pictures in Grain and it’s definitely a hard wood cuz when I cut the end off it was quite hard.

-- always something

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#13 posted 01-26-2020 03:03 PM

Pretty sure Rick nailed it.
Probably Silver Maple, but definitely one of the ‘Soft Maples’.

-- “Wise men speak because they have something to say; fools because they have to say something.” – Plato

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