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Post in 'The Wood Shed' started by Jacktheknife, Aug 7, 2013.

  1. Jacktheknife

    Jacktheknife Minister of Fire

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    Went camping this weekend, brought back some trunk sections. These gave the splitter all it could handle, but split clean when they finally popped. Had to back out several times.

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  2. Ram 1500 with an axe...

    Ram 1500 with an axe... Minister of Fire

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    I say honey locust....
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  3. Ram 1500 with an axe...

    Ram 1500 with an axe... Minister of Fire

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    How much do you have of that?
  4. paul bunion

    paul bunion Minister of Fire

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    +1
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  5. Ram 1500 with an axe...

    Ram 1500 with an axe... Minister of Fire

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    Scotty has taught me well, I bow my head...
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  6. ScotO

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    You have been knighted, my friend.....you know your honey locust!

    Definitely honey locust. Get all that you can!!
  7. rdust

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    I knew as soon as I seen the picture Scotty would be all over this one! :)
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    ::-);)
  9. Jacktheknife

    Jacktheknife Minister of Fire

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    About 8 ' of 2-3' diameter.
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  10. paul bunion

    paul bunion Minister of Fire

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    Been a while since my supplier has given me any honey locust. I don't think there is even a wayward stray piece in my stack now :-(
  11. Jacktheknife

    Jacktheknife Minister of Fire

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    So, what ae the traits I can use to identify this in the future, I certainly wouldn't want to miss it.
  12. paul bunion

    paul bunion Minister of Fire

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    There are two kinds, the native one has thorns and the domesticated one like you have has none. Whatever you do, make sure you are not getting into the thorny variety. It grows fast and is often used as yard plantings/quick shade trees.
  13. Jacktheknife

    Jacktheknife Minister of Fire

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    My dad used to cut that thorny stuff.
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    Woody Stover Minister of Fire

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    I've never seen any HL. Had no idea it was that red. I've got a dead one at a neighbor's to get later. Can't wait. :cool:
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  15. Thistle

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    Salmon pink heart,cream/off white sapwood,fairly coarse sometimes wavy grain & very dense.Absolutely Honey Locust.One of the best for a variety of uses including some of the best firewood you can get.No difference in color,density,heat value or other properties between the wild thorny kind & the cultivated thornless one.

    Can be rough on saw chains,blades,knives & other edge tools but worth the effort.

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    Thistle - How long is that blade on the right? It's a monster!
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    HDRock Minister of Fire

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    Did not know locust had, that kind of sap ring
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    blades Minister of Fire

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    I disagree, first 2 pictures in thread look like Red Oak, been splitting that between rain and heat spells since last spring.
  20. Jon1270

    Jon1270 Minister of Fire

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    If it were oak, there would be large, easily visible rays. There aren't.
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    Paulywalnut Minister of Fire

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    Nice! That's a weeks worth of wood in the Locust world;lol
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  22. pyroholic

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    If it were oak it wouldn't look exactly like honey locust.
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    clemsonfor Minister of Fire

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    Oak has rays he is correct. Remember that from my first year forestry classes. Think it was " wood I'd" now I just know, but if u can't decide just look, has rays its oak.
  24. Woody Stover

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    Not always easily visible....
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    Looked a bit like black cherry to me . . . then again I am better at tree identification with leafs.

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