Another help with ID wood

Vic99 Posted By Vic99, Sep 14, 2008 at 1:18 AM

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  1. Vic99

    Vic99
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    This wood seems very dense. The xylem seems to have scrimshaw like drawings on it. Was cut mostly into blocks with very little or no bark. It was scrounged in either southern NH or northern MA.

    What do you reckon?
     

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  2. Vic99

    Vic99
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    And another photo.
     

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  3. JustWood

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    Sugar Maple. I have seen that grain and color in the mill a thousand or more times.
     
  4. fugazi42

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    Agreed- I think it's sugar maple as well. The first picture shows shows those characteristic spalting marks that maple gets.

    Josh
     
  5. Vic99

    Vic99
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    Great, thanks. That's good news.
     
  6. wally

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    it certainly looks like rotting sugar maple.
     
  7. gpcollen1

    gpcollen1
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    It looks like it is from the base of the tree too - so the wood is very dense and not easy to split.
     
  8. Vic99

    Vic99
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    "it certainly looks like rotting sugar maple."

    A piece or two has rotted, but most is really solid.


    "It looks like it is from the base of the tree too - so the wood is very dense and not easy to split."

    Yes, my maul just bounces off of it. I have about 15 pieces cut into blocks, each the size of a milk crate or smaller. Since I have enough wood for 08-09 & 09-10, it will be for the following season. Hopefully 2 years will do it.
     
  9. JustWood

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    Looks like CROTCH wood to me.
     
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