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    Identifying Wood

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    Yeah has to be posted by other than a woodworker. Ok how do we blitz that site for mocking us.

    I happen to have that book and its quiet educational and very helpful.

    Allen given your struggle with identifying the various oaks if you see this, this book would help you except you would need to be able to see through a loupe. Its helped me before and its really fascinating how its done.

    +1 on the book -2000000 on the site that desecrated it.


    Good one Brent.
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    There is a guy in Baltimore who if you send him a sliver he can tell you what the wood is. I have charts on the doors around the shop so the guys will learn also. They helped me many years ago to learn fast.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave Hawksford View Post
    There is a guy in Baltimore who if you send him a sliver he can tell you what the wood is. I have charts on the doors around the shop so the guys will learn also. They helped me many years ago to learn fast.
    hey dave, i got a large sliver that i would like to know the species it is..so either you or a address is fine.. pm with info.. its really old wood.late 17oo's or early 1800'S
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    first Id have to find the loop.

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    I had this piece of wood in the pile I was looking at for over a year, just not able to place it, not dark enough to be anything I recognized, and certainly not one of the white woods Im used too.
    I kept tossing it back to the top of the pile, and when I redid the lumber rack a month ago, I discovered someone wrote on the side of it in sharpie marker, chestnut. It took me over a year to discover the board was marked clearly.

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    allen, use that chestnut on something specail.. its rare to get it over in my parts.. the tress pretty much all died off from bugs and over harvest.
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    Its a nice size piece. I believe 6/4, and its your larry.
    Ill put it aside and someway through one of the trips it will get to you.
    Its got a fair amount of worm holes.

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    Chestnut or white wall nut, may be found up north. Now your talking one unbelievable beautiful wood. A lot of antiques of country style were Chestnut and often mistaken as walnut. Slight variations in the grain and years of shellac it can be very difficult to tell them apart.
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    Quote Originally Posted by allen levine View Post
    Its a nice size piece. I believe 6/4, and its your larry.
    Ill put it aside and someway through one of the trips it will get to you.
    Its got a fair amount of worm holes.
    wasnt asking for your wood allen just lettun you know that what you had was specail
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