Wood ID please

USMC80 Posted By USMC80, Apr 21, 2013 at 10:28 PM

  1. USMC80

    USMC80
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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
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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

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

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    BL that is.
     
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  6. Ralphie Boy

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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

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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

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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

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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
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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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