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Log 27 ID Please. Hard Maple?

Post in 'The Wood Shed' started by Bacffin, Oct 23, 2012.

  1. Bacffin

    Bacffin Minister of Fire

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    Hi All,

    Is this a small heart hard maple?

    Thanks Everyone,
    Bruce

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  2. nrford

    nrford Minister of Fire

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    A very small hearted Soft Maple. However the black streaks indicate the presense of Ambrosia beetle larvae. You will find a small worm hole in the black steak at some point in the log. They show up in umber and are easily seen, it is considered a defect in lumber althought there are some customers that desire this appearance.
  3. TimJ

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    your going to need some Kubota touch up paint when your done Basffin
  4. Backwoods Savage

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    Bacffin, what you have there is one of the fastest drying wood there are. Good firewood too; just not quite up to par with hard maple or oak. We burn quite a bit of it here. One thing I love to do is make kindling wood from it. Pick the logs with no knots. It splits like a dream too. I use the hydraulics for making kindling and can chew one of those sized logs really fast and end up with a bunch of approximately 1" x 1" sticks of kindling. It lights easy and burns hot.
  5. Bacffin

    Bacffin Minister of Fire

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    Does this beetle larvae exist in the hard maple too? I cut up another this evening and it was really heavy but had a couple of these streaks.
    Bruce
  6. Bacffin

    Bacffin Minister of Fire

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    I'll save some for kindling to try it. I use mostly pine for that though.

    Thanks,
    Bruce

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