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Wood ID please

Post in 'The Wood Shed' started by USMC80, Apr 21, 2013.

  1. USMC80

    USMC80 Minister of Fire

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    had a couple rounds of this stuff mixed into my scrounge. Has a waxy coating on it, hard to actually grip. Very weird smell as well, split real easy. Any ideas?

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  2. paul bunion

    paul bunion Minister of Fire

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    Rather a small sample there but to me it tooks like black locust. Bark is thick, splits easy and smells kinda medicinal. I don't reall the bark popping off like that though.
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  3. StihlHead

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    Your photos are not showing up for me...
  4. bogydave

    bogydave Minister of Fire

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    Looks like Spring locust.
    sap is running & the bark comes off easy that this time of the year.
  5. gzecc

    gzecc Minister of Fire

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    BL that is.
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  6. Ralphie Boy

    Ralphie Boy Minister of Fire

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    one more for black locust. Most of the bark on my black locust comes off. Should be slick or kinda slimy when the bark comes off.
  7. USMC80

    USMC80 Minister of Fire

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    Ya gotta be it, definitely slimy. First time I've ever seen it around here
  8. lukem

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    Black Locust for sure. When it dries that slimy stuff will give way to dry stringy papery stuff (which most likely attached to the bark).
  9. Applesister

    Applesister Minister of Fire

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    That yellow dijon mustard color of black locust will be hard to forget. Bogydave is right, it must have been a fresh cut down. Sap is flowing right now.
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  10. paul bunion

    paul bunion Minister of Fire

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    The only time that I have cut it was in the winter when it was frozen. It has been a few years but that is probably why I don't remember it being slimy and the bark largely remaining attached.
  11. paul bunion

    paul bunion Minister of Fire

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    Hopefully you will see a lot more. It is about the best wood you can get in NJ.

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