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Post in 'The Wood Shed' started by RORY12553, Feb 5, 2013.

  1. RORY12553

    RORY12553 Minister of Fire

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    A while back a guy posted a picture of his scrounge and in the center of the round that he cut it looked like a splash...i think I got some of this and wanted to see a picture of a split and if it is any good for fire wood...the tree fell in the woods next to my house so it is REALLY convenient.

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  2. Wood Duck

    Wood Duck Minister of Fire

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    Almost any wood is good for firewood, especially if it is convenient and you need wood.
  3. RORY12553

    RORY12553 Minister of Fire

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    Correct it is but I want to know if this is a overnight long burn type, during the day type, or shoulder season. Trying to manage the stacks better. For example got a cord of oak that I put in a very sunny windy rack on my property and didn't mix anything else with it.
  4. mecreature

    mecreature Minister of Fire

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    not sure but big hard maple looks like that.
  5. Gasifier

    Gasifier Minister of Fire

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    You say it looked like a splash.? Was it redish colored? I have seen this in box elder, if that is what you are talking about.
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    Applesister Minister of Fire

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    I know the pictures you are talking about. They were pretty cool. I dont think there was any identifications made on them.
  7. KaptJaq

    KaptJaq Minister of Fire

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    Why don't you post a picture of what you found?

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  8. Ralphie Boy

    Ralphie Boy Minister of Fire

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    A red splash would, most likely, be box elder. They tend to "fall over" They also don't usually grow long, straight trunks. Look for opposite branching. Being in the maple family it will have opposite branching. If you have both you've box elder.
  9. Backwoods Savage

    Backwoods Savage Minister of Fire

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    By any chance was it this?

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  10. RORY12553

    RORY12553 Minister of Fire

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    yes little lighter and darker in some spots....what is it? not very heavy and a bit of a pain to split the larger rounds
  11. Backwoods Savage

    Backwoods Savage Minister of Fire

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    Rory, my mind just went blank and I can't even find that thread. I'll try again later.
  12. JustWood

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    Wormy soft maple.
    Furniture makers call it Ambrosia Maple.
  13. RORY12553

    RORY12553 Minister of Fire

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    as the first person replied said its wood and it's convenient. mixed some of it with some oak that i got.
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    HDRock Minister of Fire

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    Maple
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    jdp1152 Minister of Fire

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    Yep. Sugar maple often time has a star like heartwood that disappears after splitting. Bigger round on the right is sugar maple and has the star like look, though smaller than some of the others....just all I have in a picture on my computer.

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  16. Backwoods Savage

    Backwoods Savage Minister of Fire

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    Thanks Lee. My mind was just going blank last night. Seems to be happening way too often any more....
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  17. RORY12553

    RORY12553 Minister of Fire

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    So is this worth my while? Still have the larger part of the trunk left
  18. Backwoods Savage

    Backwoods Savage Minister of Fire

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    Yes Rory, it is worth your while.

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