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post #1 of 9 Old 01-06-2010, 10:20 PM Thread Starter
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ID this wood

I got a chuck of wood from a guy, and I have no idea what it is. To my untrained eye I would say Elm. I only picked it because I could see some spalting.

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looks like hickory to me, but that more of a guess than a certainty

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I was going to say hickory as a first guess or maybe ash. Since it is finished I can't tell if it is open grained or not, like ash would be. I milled an ash log for the city the other day that had been laying someplace and it had very similar slight spalt and the bugs had already found it like your piece.
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I have an unfinished chuck too. I can snap a pic of that and see if that helps.

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Can't venture a guess as to the specie but, it sure does make a pretty bowl!
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Can't venture a guess as to the specie but, it sure does make a pretty bowl!
Thanks!

Here are a few pictures of the raw wood. One pic was of a slab as I got it and the others are after i cut it up for bowls.
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Those are officially the worst pictures for wood ID I have seen yet.
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What no help? I thought you were good...

Blame it on the camera phone and the garage lighting with camera flash

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Is it Lime, hard to tell from a photo

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