Wood ID

tfdchief Posted By tfdchief, Jan 22, 2013 at 12:13 AM

  1. tfdchief

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    OK, I sent this pic to my son because I spotted it in my wood shed and remembered putting up a target with a thumb tack on one of the stacks, for my grandson to shoot his new BB gun. So lets see how good you guys are. What's the species of this split? I will settle for genus.
    Thumb tack split.JPG
     
  2. Woody Stover

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    Oak? ;lol
    Something in the White group? You don't give a guy much to work with...;)
    That wood doesn't have any BB dents. Either he's a bad shot or that's some hard wood.
     
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  3. StihlHead

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    Well, it smells like oak... doh! that's the oak burning in my stove!

    The bark looks like oak. The radial lines are also typical of oaks. Actually, these look rather like the white oak in my stacks here. I am not familiar with the specific white oak species in Illinois. Quercus?
     
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  4. loadstarken

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    That tack looks like a Milk Dud.
     
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  5. nrford

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    Oak
     
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  6. Ralphie Boy

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    Oak, white maybe.
     
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  7. Thistle

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    White Oak
     
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  8. bmblank

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    Looks like the burnable kind of wood to me...
     
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  9. tfdchief

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    You are all right! You guys are good. White Oak it is. The thumb tack that looks like a milk dud :), was in the top of the target and my grandson is a good shot, so there are no BB dents anywhere except the center of the target:cool: I know there was not much to go on, but the radial lines gave it away as the genus Quercus.
     
  10. Jon1270

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    Aww, too easy. I was hoping it was a trick question.
     
  11. tfdchief

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    Nope, just some fun ;)
     
  12. Woody Stover

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    Weird how that top split has the discolored sap wood...
     
  13. tfdchief

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    Yes, but my stuff is mixed. That may be some Pin Oak.
     
  14. Backwoods Savage

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    Can I have some of that? Good stuff Steve. Good grandson too.
     
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  15. tfdchief

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    Sure! I wish we didn't live so far apart and we could go cut some together. but I probably couldn't keep up with you:p
     

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