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PostSubject: What kind of wood is this please help   Tue Apr 04, 2017 4:26 pm



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PostSubject: Re: What kind of wood is this please help   Tue Apr 04, 2017 4:57 pm

Looks like it's in the Birch family to me. I once made a pipe from a piece of aged Birch and it lasted for years. I have since gifted it and it's still in use.



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PostSubject: Wood.   Tue Apr 04, 2017 10:35 pm

Black Cherry.
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PostSubject: Re: What kind of wood is this please help   Tue Apr 04, 2017 10:42 pm

Like 100 percent
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PostSubject: Roger that.   Tue Apr 04, 2017 10:43 pm

Black cherry final answer.
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PostSubject: Re: What kind of wood is this please help   Tue Apr 04, 2017 10:45 pm

Wow! I kind of hit the jackpot and I got a crap ton of it. Black walnut, too.
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PostSubject: Smell   Tue Apr 04, 2017 10:45 pm

Should smell like it when you cut it.
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PostSubject: Re: What kind of wood is this please help   Tue Apr 04, 2017 10:47 pm

I didn't put my nose that close to the fast, sharp chain, so I didn't really smell it...
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PostSubject: Chainsaw mill   Tue Apr 04, 2017 10:48 pm

You should do a diy chainsaw mill and get some slabs out of it.
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PostSubject: Re: What kind of wood is this please help   Tue Apr 04, 2017 11:14 pm

I was going to do some pipes out of it. Possibly some bowls, cups, etc.... lathes are the best!
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PostSubject: Re: What kind of wood is this please help   Tue Apr 04, 2017 11:52 pm

If the leaves are serrated, I would go for the cherry family. Have fun.
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PostSubject: Re: What kind of wood is this please help   Wed Apr 05, 2017 8:40 am

Pictures taken of a Black Cherry Tree nearby:

The Bark


The Leaves of the Black Cherry Tree




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PostSubject: Re: What kind of wood is this please help   Wed Apr 05, 2017 9:27 am

That's a much larger tree. Cherry is my best guess. 19 years as an ISA Certified Arborist. I'd be very surprised is I was wrong.
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PostSubject: Re: What kind of wood is this please help   Wed Apr 05, 2017 3:12 pm

I'll be talking to alpha about wood now.
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PostSubject: Trees   Wed Apr 05, 2017 3:39 pm

Any Brother or Sister is encouraged to use me as a resource for tree or medical related questions. Southeastern trees (tropicals the exception) I am good at identifying, since I am from that region.

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PostSubject: Re: What kind of wood is this please help   Wed Apr 05, 2017 4:27 pm

Thank you for your service sir
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PostSubject: Trees   Wed Apr 05, 2017 4:33 pm

You're welcome, bud.
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PostSubject: Re: What kind of wood is this please help   Wed Apr 05, 2017 10:42 pm

From the Bark it apears that it is probably White Birch. My Grandparents had a forest of these trees on their property up in New Hampshire and I became familiar with these trees and their unique bark.
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PostSubject: Re: What kind of wood is this please help   Wed Apr 05, 2017 11:38 pm

Could be a flowering Cherry or Plum variety. The bark sure looks different from the Black Cherry in the photo- but looks exactly like a big Flowering Plum I have. Leaves look right too.

What say ye Mr. Arborist?

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PostSubject: Tree ID   Thu Apr 06, 2017 12:23 am

I think you guys are right.

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PostSubject: Re: What kind of wood is this please help   Thu Apr 06, 2017 12:47 am

Is it good pipe making wood?
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PostSubject: Re: What kind of wood is this please help   Thu Apr 06, 2017 7:38 am

I still say it's in the Birch family, I used a magnifying glass to look close at the unique Bark in the picture Travis posted. It's exact to a Birch tree near by where I live and the leaves are serrated exactly the same way.  But the only other possibility it's a flowering Plum tree. However the bark peels differently on the Birch tree then the Plum tree, and looks like the pictures Travis posted. Whether it's Birch, Black Cherry or flowering Plum, all woods listed can be used to make a pipe.  However the Plum wood would have a very different grain and many more knots in the wood.



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PostSubject: Re: What kind of wood is this please help   Thu Apr 06, 2017 10:07 am

Knots are a product of branches...where a limb comes off the trunk. Lots of branches/limbs equals lots of knots. I only see the one branch at the end of the pictured piece.

Since there's no scale to the photo it's hard to tell how big the piece is.

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PostSubject: Re: What kind of wood is this please help   Fri Apr 07, 2017 2:42 am

I was thinking Poplar tree. The tree can look like a Birch because of it's light colored bark. Even the leaves on that baby look like a Poplar.

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