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    Wood Id contest

    Here are a couple of pictures from the Christmas dinner for the Mid_Michigan Woodworkers Guild.
    As part of the dinner entertainment we had a wood identification contest.Attachment 1996

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    On the table with the wood samples are the prizes that were donated by a local lumber supplier/tool store. They also donated some of the wood samples.(I do know know if I can post their name) Speaking of wood samples....Thank you to Stu Ablett and Steve Ash for their donations. I am sorry to say that these guys could not make it to the dinner. Maybe next year.
    Each member/guest was given a list of the 44 wood samples. The goal was to match the number under the sample with the name on the list.
    25 correct answers collected the first prize.
    I was going to take a picture of the food but I was a little slow on the shutter
    The truth is while everyone was busy trying to figure out the wood identification contest.... well it's a good thing that there was alot of food.

    Keith

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    Very Cool Keith!

    Did anyone guess the Sakura or either of the Keiyaki?

    Cheers!
    The pessimist complains about the wind; the optimist expects it to change; the realist adjusts the sails.
    William Arthur Ward

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    ...uh Keith, about those wood samples...you aren't keeping them are you? I got a couple of pens I was figuring on making with those blanks.

    Kidding, I'm glad you guys had a great time, wish I could have been there, but with the opportunity I had to be with my dad, for the occasion it was, I just had to go.

    I didn't know that Stu was supposed to be there, maybe next year Stu? Keith will pay for your plane ticket in appreciation for the wood donation.
    A very wise man once said.......
    "I'll take my chances with Misseurs Smith and Wesson. "

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stuart Ablett View Post
    Very Cool Keith!

    Did anyone guess the Sakura or either of the Keiyaki?

    Cheers!
    No one got those right. Everyone thought the Sakura was some type of Maple.
    The big question was how to pronounce Keiyaki.
    Thanks
    Keith

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    [QUOTE=Steve Ash;10929]...uh Keith, about those wood samples...you aren't keeping them are you? I got a couple of pens I was figuring on making with those blanks. finders keepers

    Kidding, I'm glad you guys had a great time, wish I could have been there, but with the opportunity I had to be with my dad, for the occasion it was, I just had to go.Don't blame you . I would do the same in a heart beat.

    I didn't know that Stu was supposed to be there, maybe next year Stu? [B]Keith will pay for your plane ticket in appreciation for the wood donation.[/QUOTE][/B]Steve...always trying to spend my money.

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    Huh, they have airport and planes out where you guys live



    Keiyaki is pronounced "kay-yeah-key" well, not quite, but darn close to that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Stuart Ablett View Post
    Huh, they have airport and planes out where you guys live

    Well they have airports and planes to Detroit...to get the rest of the way you'll need a hot air balloon, but don't worry about a place to land it...we got plenty of fields.


    Back on topic....Keith I'm sure you can reference the good people who donated all those good prizes...a plug never hurts and there are quite a few members here from Michigan who might want to do business with those fine folks.
    A very wise man once said.......
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    I couldn't even name 25 woods much less identify a pece of them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim Young View Post
    I couldn't even name 25 woods much less identify a pece of them.
    Let's see...there's oak, white oak, "golden" oak, poplar, painted poplar, unpainted poplar, cherry, walnut, oiled cherry, oiled walnut, mahogany, mahogany veneer, driftwood, dead wood...which leads to Natalie Wood which leads to hardwood which leads to hard maple, maple, curly maple, quilted maple....oh yeah, and pine. Is that 25?
    Got Wood?

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    Quote Originally Posted by scott spencer View Post
    Let's see...there's oak, white oak, "golden" oak, poplar, painted poplar, unpainted poplar, cherry, walnut, oiled cherry, oiled walnut, mahogany, mahogany veneer, driftwood, dead wood...which leads to Natalie Wood which leads to hardwood which leads to hard maple, maple, curly maple, quilted maple....oh yeah, and pine. Is that 25?
    You forgot my favorite kind....................

    FREE wood
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