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    Wood Load and not certain what it is

    Day off today and a guy called me from about 45min away and asked if I wanted some Walnut from a tree that had fallen that they were going to cut up today. So, I drove up and I am not so sure it is walnut but heck I made the drive. Alot of it was rotted bad in the middle and even if cut thru the pith was not worth anything but firewood to me - and I do not need any firewood. After alot of chain saw issue he finally got some cut up that I could load on my truck and haul home. I Gave him $25.00 for making the few cuts and giving me the wood - He really had told me to take it for free in exchange for a couple small platter I had but I told him I wanted to give him something for meeting me and letting me have it.

    Anyway, anybody know what kind of wood this is ???

    He kept insisting he knew it was Walnut and the other guy helping him says he knows it is...........I did not say much but it sure did not seem to look it............
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    Thats some interesting stuff
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    From the bark - maybe red oak?
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    Doesn't look like walnut to me either. Maybe red oak but the bark doesn't say walnut.
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    yeah i did not think it was but for free or close to it - I kept quiet.....
    yet another type I have never tried to turn...........anybody turn red oak before ?
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    well, its not walnut and its not red oak, sorry jim the bark isnt coarse enough and the heartwood isnt colored right.. i would venture to say hickory first and ash for the second choice// if its hickory its REAL hard and heavy if it ash its hard but not as heavy. look for some leaves or nuts by the growing place..
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    Larry thanks for the info............It did not have any nuts just leaves but other than the pictures above I did not pay much attention..... Ill turn a pc this weekend and post maybe that will be better........
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    Same here, neither bark or wood say walnut to me.
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    Sorry, but I disagree, not that I am correct, but I recently cut down an English walnut tree and it look very, very similar. The base of the tree will like a little different because they graft those trees.
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    well i am referring to amercian BLACK walnut not the english stuff so it could be that i am not aware of what that stuff looks like..but it would be lighter weight wood i believe..we northerners dont have the other kind paul
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