Anyone know the species?

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Forum topic by KDusty posted 02-13-2020 03:04 PM 232 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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#1 posted 02-13-2020 03:47 PM

Without knowing how heavy or dense it is, I’d say it LOOKS like it could POSSIBLY be Butternut (which tears out so easily like what I think I see in the top right corner) or Black Locust or Honey Locust. The coloring looks similar to Myrtle but it looks too open/coarse grained.

Could you share a pic of the end grain. Locust is easy to spot by end grain.

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#2 posted 02-14-2020 11:38 AM

Not enough information?
Looks like scrap hunk of hickory to me?

I use these sites to help me figure out unknown species. Close of polished end grain will usually help a lot.

Best Luck.

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#4 posted 02-17-2020 11:31 PM

Turned out to be black locust!. Have about 600 feet!

Side note. In a newbie to turning wood and this was not a good experience!. Seems like I’m chipping concrete! Man this wood is hard!

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