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Post in 'The Wood Shed' started by Cross Cut Saw, Jan 21, 2013.

  1. Cross Cut Saw

    Cross Cut Saw Feeling the Heat

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    I found a mess of this stuff in the wood I had delivered in June, not sure what it is so I tried to split a bigger piece to get a moisture reading and it wasn't easy!
    Pretty wet too at 23% quite a bit wetter than the oak in the same stack...

    2013-01-21 11.44.46.jpg 2013-01-21 11.46.08.jpg

    2013-01-21 11.53.23.jpg 2013-01-21 11.46.22.jpg
    I've seen a lot of this wood as well, this one I should know I'm sure...
    2013-01-21 12.00.47.jpg 2013-01-21 12.01.37.jpg

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  2. Cross Cut Saw

    Cross Cut Saw Feeling the Heat

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  3. PA. Woodsman

    PA. Woodsman Minister of Fire

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    Beech and Ash.
  4. jackatc1

    jackatc1 Burning Hunk

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    Ditto Beech and Ash.
  5. Cross Cut Saw

    Cross Cut Saw Feeling the Heat

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    I knew that beech was something I wanted to set aside when I found it all this morning moving wood, even though I really had no idea what type it was.
    I have a considerable amount of it (for me) and I'm hoping most of the pieces are dryer than the one I tested earlier.
  6. Applesister

    Applesister Minister of Fire

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    The first top pics look like beech with some sort of bark punk.
    the second pics....I dont know if Beech has those ray flecks. And does the heartwood have that pale blush? Not sure. The rot sometimes yes.
    Bottom pics definitely Ash.

    my guess
  7. thewoodlands

    thewoodlands Minister of Fire

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    The top pic looks like beech the bottom ash.
  8. Paulywalnut

    Paulywalnut Minister of Fire

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    If you can carve your name with a penknife in the gray bark
    its beech.;)
    Thistle likes this.
  9. nrford

    nrford Minister of Fire

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    beech and ash for sure
  10. Backwoods Savage

    Backwoods Savage Minister of Fire

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    You have some fine firewood there!

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