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    Wood gloat and need some I.D. help.

    My neighbor brought over a front end loader loaded with 8 logs that he said his splitter wouldn't split. He wanted to know if I wanted it... silly boy -- it's free wood right??

    Most of the logs are about 18" to 2 ft long and range from over a foot diameter to almost 18 inches... he didn't know what the wood was as it came from where the electric company had cut a bunch of wood that fell during a storm a couple of years back... the wood's been cut about 2 years he said.... Most of the bark is gone, but did have a couple of pieces that I could get a picture of... the wood appears to be pretty tight grained and has a pinkish tinge. My first thought was cherry, but the other cherry I have has a cherry like smell to it... this didn't.... the neighbor said it was really hard.

    Any ideas on what this might be... we split one log to see the inside and it's beautiful, so know I'll get some nice bowls from it.

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    This is 6 of the 8 logs... one rolled over by the shop and out of the picture, the 8th one is on my saw stand (an old hackberry log) and was split to see the inside.

    These pictures are the end of one log and the inside of the one we split.
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    Chuck
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    Continue'd

    I did something wrong and the forum wouldn't let me post the other 4 pictures...

    This is what bark I had still on the logs... maybe will help with the I.D.

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    And lastly, this is the sawdust from the split... it looks like cherry and I expected it to smell like cherry, but there really wasn't much smell to it.
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    Chuck
    Tellico Plains, TN
    https://www.etsy.com/shop/TellicoTurnings
    My parents taught me to respect my elders, but it's getting harder and harder to find any.
    If you go looking for trouble, it will usually find you.

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    No idea what it is, but it is pretty. Is two years of weathering enough that you won't have to let it dry so much before finishing?
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    Nice Score!! Sure looks like maple to me...but I don't know much.

    BTW...I merged your 2 threads so all the pics are together Chuck.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeff Bower View Post
    Nice Score!! Sure looks like maple to me...but I don't know much. ....
    Another vote (guess) for maple. I've got some sugar maple with that reddish heartwood. Very hard, but nice figure in it.
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