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Was given this today and was told it is Cypress. I have never worked with it and when we cut a small slice off it was sticky. Anyone have any idea what this is?
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post #2 of 9 Old 06-23-2013, 09:03 PM
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I'm by no means an expert, but it doesn't look like the cypress I have. Maybe another variety of cypress than what I've got. I have some kiln dried cypress, but it's alot lighter in color and is not sticky at all.
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Does it have a strong smell. Very nice piece of wood by the way.
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Does it have a strong smell. Very nice piece of wood by the way.
Yes the smell was very strong when I cut it.
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Was it from a big diameter log and was it near a big knot ?

Can we see pics of the other end's grain ?
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Was it from a big diameter log and was it near a big knot ?

Can we see pics of the other end's grain ?
We are not sure the size of the tree or where it was cut from. The wood has been sitting in someone's basement for many years; it was about to go into the wood stove but got put aside for me.
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The best hope to ID this wood is to make a clean cut on the end grain and then sand smooth and then take a close up picture.

The rough cut picture does not help.

Then start guessing at species and confirm with Phind's excellent site.

http://www.hobbithouseinc.com/personal/woodpics/
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Looks a little like Camphor. the smell is the giveaway
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Looks a little like Camphor. the smell is the giveaway

+1 with Mike here I got a nice piece here in the shop

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