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post #1 of 4 Old 08-01-2018, 05:34 PM Thread Starter
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Name That Wood - Anyone?

I was picking up some live edge slabs from a logger near Hammondsport (Upstate New York Finger Lakes Region) a couple weeks ago and noticed an interesting curved piece standing in a corner. Someone in the area had given it to him but he did not know the species. I'll be making a curved hall table with it but wold like to know what it is.

It's tight grained, as heavy as white oak, as dense as maple and the bark is pretty rough, covered with some lichens. The bark peeled off very easy to reveal a yellowish colored underside, almost fiberous or stringy in nature. Attached are some photos. Any thoughts? Thanks.
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Maybe Osage Orange (???)
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Maybe Osage Orange (???)
I have some Osage Orange, and this does not look like Osage to me. It is too white, my Osage is much darker with a definite orange coloring. I have milled lots of Ash and to me this looks more like Ash. Heavy like oak, with the pronounced grain. The back pealing off like described sounds like Ash too. My 2 cents.

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My initial opinion is Ash.
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