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What wood is this ??

Post in 'The Wood Shed' started by HDRock, Dec 13, 2012.

  1. HDRock

    HDRock Minister of Fire

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    I didn't cut any of those today or yesterday , when I do I will bust em open and put up pics.
    The pics were different trees, I took other pics to but apparently ! I don't know how to use the camera on my phone :rolleyes: cus they were not on there when I got home

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  2. HDRock

    HDRock Minister of Fire

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    You got it, Pointer, some of it is a little punky under the bark but ,some of it is just wet under the bark.
    I found out today something else that I don't know about this kind of stuff, I went out and cut about a face cord today .
    I was going after some of the smaller stuff that was up off the ground , thinking it was going to be dry enough to burn, because it was not touching the ground but , the bark is pretty wet and just under the bark is wet , I checked in the center of the wood on the end grain after I made cuts and that was like 16% MC, but the outside of the wood is like 35% MC or more , so it doesn't look like I am going to be burning any of this until next year.
    Will it dry out ,stacked and left open to the elements ;?
    Why , is it so wet under the bark like this when it is, 4 feet off the ground and setting there for two years ;?;?
  3. amateur cutter

    amateur cutter Minister of Fire

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    See other thread HD.
  4. HDRock

    HDRock Minister of Fire

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    I busted some up , it is from a different tree but, the bark looks the same, wood in pic here is definitely Maple, I'm not sure which kind of Maple
    Edit : on second thought this stuff may be different, I will get some pieces from the trees in the first pics in this thread, to be sure, and satisfy, all curiosity .==c

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  5. Shaw520

    Shaw520 Feeling the Heat

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    Looks like maple
  6. gzecc

    gzecc Minister of Fire

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    Does look like maple. Proves its very hard to ID from the bark alone.
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  7. Woody Stover

    Woody Stover Minister of Fire

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    Knock off the punky sapwood (or chop it off with a hatchet if it's not too much work) and stack and top-cover it in the wind. May dry enough to burn later this winter. Toss a split in later and see what happens. Even though it's off the ground, it still gets rained on and the punk absorbs water. I've found limbs off the ground that must have been at least ten years old...sapwood totally gone. It burned well...
    And hard maple at that. Score another one for nrford. >>
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  8. ansehnlich1

    ansehnlich1 Minister of Fire

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    yep, that's either norway or rock maple, my guess is it's rock.

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