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Can you Id these splits?

Post in 'The Wood Shed' started by rosko512, Sep 15, 2008.

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  1. rosko512

    rosko512 New Member

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    I have a few standing dead trees that I can cut down and am curious as to the tree type. I had thought that it may be Sycamore but am not sure. Also, there is a round core in the middle of each round (you can see it in the picture). If anyone give some insight on the wood type it would be greatly appreciated.

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  2. smokinj

    smokinj Minister of Fire

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    just a guess cedar?
  3. JustWood

    JustWood Minister of Fire

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    That 5 nipple knot on it tells me it IS sycamore . IF it weren't for that it wood be unidentifiable or maybe PUNK WOOD!
  4. fugazi42

    fugazi42 New Member

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    Sycamore has a really distinct ray pattern when it's split or quartersawn. If you split it you may see something that looks like this:

    http://www.denoon.com/images/gallery/paneling/pan_quarterSawn.jpg

    (not my site, just found this using Google)

    Also- I agree with Lees- those spiky bits remind me of the sycamore I was burning last year.

    Josh
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