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Post in 'The Wood Shed' started by Ram 1500 with an axe..., May 12, 2013.

  1. Ram 1500 with an axe...

    Ram 1500 with an axe... Minister of Fire

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    I just picked up a load of this off the street, I think it's red oak but I'm not 100% sure. Thanks... image.jpg image.jpg

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  3. HDRock

    HDRock Minister of Fire

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    Hmmm, the Mulberry I got has different looking bark

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  4. paul bunion

    paul bunion Minister of Fire

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    Yes, the wood looks a lot like mulberry but the bark doesnt. But it definitely isn't red oak either. Got me stumped. >>
  5. paul bunion

    paul bunion Minister of Fire

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    Might be honey locust, was it hard and heavy with a honey like medicinal smell?
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  6. pyroholic

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    Honey locust, bet those rounds look pink after split for a day.

    Excellent score my friend!
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  7. bogydave

    bogydave Minister of Fire

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    Im leaning toward oak 40% or elm 60%.
  8. nrford

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    Honey Locust, for sure.
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  9. blades

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    Sure looks like the red oak I have here. Limb or juvenile trunk pieces
  10. Jon1270

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    Can't say what it is, but it's not oak. Big rays would be obvious if it were.
  11. Ralphie Boy

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    Looks like honey locust, maybe the "engineered" thornless type used for landscaping. Did it have giant man eating spikey thorns growing from the trunk?
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  12. Ram 1500 with an axe...

    Ram 1500 with an axe... Minister of Fire

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    It was a limb, that was sitting on ground for 6 months, then someone cleaned it up, put it near the curb and I picked it up. I'd did smell really bad in the middle, it was quite difficult to split, the fiskars bounced off and the 8 # maul took a few swings to split it. No idea if truck had spikes. Also that size piece is quite heavy. Thanks for all your help.....keep posting if possible
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    The Honeylocust we have around here is yellow inside, not that golden-brown color but the bark looks like it could be Honeylocust? Wow, tough one.....what kind of aroma does it have?
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    I agree with Honey Locust. I'm sure Scotty will be along soon to confirm also.:cool:
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  15. gzecc

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    Also guess honey locust.
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  16. lukem

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    I could believe honey locust, but It looks an awful lot like hickory to me.
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  17. Jags

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    Like this mean SOB:
    locust.jpg
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  18. smokinj

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    Looks like pignut hickory!
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  19. WellSeasoned

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    I'm going to say hickory too. Looks like the hickory I have split. Is there a purple haze on any if it?
  20. ScotO

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    Honey locust......bark AND heartwood scream it!
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    That is one bad-azz lookin' tree, Jags.
  22. Ram 1500 with an axe...

    Ram 1500 with an axe... Minister of Fire

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    After some search online, I am leaning towards hickory...
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    Jags Moderate Moderator Staff Member

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    Some of those needles are over 6" long and sharp as a tack.
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    bark dosn't look right for honey locust , I don't remeber the heart wood so dark., Im thinking hickory

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  25. DexterDay

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    The Pignut I had, had pretty smotth bark? Here is a pic of one split (inside looks right).

    But the next pic, notice the 11 rounds (3 are Ash) the 8 smooth ones are the Pignut?
    2012-07-07_17-05-45_502.jpg 2012-07-06_20-41-50_292.jpg

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