Log 27 ID Please. Hard Maple?

Bacffin Posted By Bacffin, Oct 23, 2012 at 7:37 PM

  1. Bacffin

    Bacffin
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    Jan 2, 2012
    535
    234
    Loc:
    30 Miles Northwest of Boston
    Hi All,

    Is this a small heart hard maple?

    Thanks Everyone,
    Bruce
     

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  2. nrford

    nrford
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    Feb 26, 2011
    1,120
    542
    Loc:
    NW lower Mi.
    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

    TimJ
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    802
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    your going to need some Kubota touch up paint when your done Basffin
     
  4. Backwoods Savage

    Backwoods Savage
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    Feb 14, 2007
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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 2.
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    Jan 2, 2012
    535
    234
    Loc:
    30 Miles Northwest of Boston
    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 2.
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    Jan 2, 2012
    535
    234
    Loc:
    30 Miles Northwest of Boston
    I'll save some for kindling to try it. I use mostly pine for that though.

    Thanks,
    Bruce
     

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