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Post in 'The Wood Shed' started by osagebow, Aug 30, 2012.

  1. osagebow

    osagebow Minister of Fire

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    Co-oworker came up to me out of the blue and said, "Hey, have a ton of wood in my yard, you want it ?"
    Gonna try to get it this weekend. Looks kinda like locust to me but seems colored differently, at least in these pics she took for me. Maybe a type of red oak? but color still seems off. Down and bucked in the spring, I think.


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    whaddaya think?
    Thanks, OB
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  2. ScotO

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    OB, it's REALLY hard to tell from the pics you posted, they are really pixelated. Make a fresh cut down through the wood and if it's oak, you'll smell a vinegary scent from it. Doesn't really look like an oak from what I can see in the pictures. Try to get a better pic on here and we can maybe ID it a little better....
  3. Wood Duck

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    It looks like Mulberry or maybe Osage Orange. Either one is a very good firewood, and Osage Orange (known as 'Hedge') is excellent, being among the most dense woods in North America and very slow to rot.
  4. lukem

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    Almost looks like sassafras.
  5. osagebow

    osagebow Minister of Fire

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    Thanks WD -
    Hope it is mulberry-that would be awesome.I don't think it's osage....if it is I'll probably cry...:) dead bows!:eek:
  6. osagebow

    osagebow Minister of Fire

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    Yeah...I know it's probably something I've cut, but hard to see lol...Hopefully get it solved or get better pics tomorrow
  7. PA. Woodsman

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    I'd think if it was either of those the cut ends would be reddish-brown by now if it was cut in the Spring, no?

    I don't know what it is....but it sure looks familiar. Post a clearer picture of the split grain and outer bark....
  8. osagebow

    osagebow Minister of Fire

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    That's what i'm thinking...I know hedge gets dark, so mullberry would darken also? Looks like a very similar wood from what I've seen alive.
    These were taken with a phone she had, didn't know they would be this blurry blown up.
  9. gzecc

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    From the poor quality images I would vote for red oak.
  10. Woody Stover

    Woody Stover Minister of Fire

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    I think it could be a Red/Black Oak of some type, but hard to say until we get more pics...
  11. PA. Woodsman

    PA. Woodsman Minister of Fire

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    Whack a piece open and if it's yellow inside it should be Mulberry or Hedge but I don't think so.

    Are all these pieces of wood from the same tree or mixed? I know that I'm nuts, but in the second picture the bottom right there is a smaller piece laying across two larger pieces that looks like it MIGHT be Honey Locust??

    Will know better with clearer pictures of the grain and bark....
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  12. mywaynow

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    Locust my guess. Honey.
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  13. osagebow

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    Yep...CHA - CHING! Locust - and lots of it!:) Pa woods, you are right also-same tree, it's just been down a long time. I have locust already in my piles and growing along my road, but the faded ends / crappy pics threw me.

    Best scrounge yet - got the first 2 loads today, going back for a solid load and a half tomorrow. Only had to make about 18-20 cuts on the logs to get them loaded, (one tree was over on the other side of yard, about 16" by 30') So,about 2/3 was bucked to manageable size already. Both these loads were stacked nicely and the wood is very light for it's size. drive right up to it in nice yard, even swings for my mutants to play on tomorrow! No brush to deal with,but have to get rid of some moldy eaten-up pieces of pine.

    some rounds already bucked
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    first load, fresh split.Blazin' sun behind me on this one.
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    second load - Other log I bucked today here in grass in top right hand corner, above fire pit
    "Please leave the brush and small stuff for our fire pit...." Uh....OK! [​IMG]
  14. Dave_B

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    Good cache. Love all the pics.:)
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    Nice haul.
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    swagler85 Minister of Fire

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    Very nice score there, love the "mutants" comment also. Mine are just a lil too small to help yet too and would be happier on the swing.
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    osage -

    if its not too late, i would harvest a few bowstaves off that nice fat locust. see how flat and tight the growth rings are on one of those rounds? that sucker would make a rocket launcher of a bow. here in the northeast we don't have any osage. locust is the next best thing. they are really quite similar. spongy, crappy sapwood - dense orange heartwood.

    btw - nice score !

    OT
  18. mywaynow

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    That is black locust now that I see fresh wood.
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    My favorite, enjoy those btu's.
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  20. PA. Woodsman

    PA. Woodsman Minister of Fire

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    Yes

    Yes what a difference in the clarity of the pictures!

    We had the Locust part right before just not the Black part so we get a B- ;lol
  21. TimJ

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    your in the big league now
    great score
  22. osagebow

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  23. gzecc

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    Now I do see the locust through the blur!!!!!!!!!1

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