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    A while back I was at a yard sale, they had some pieces of wood there kind of whitish and blotchy looking. I asked if it was for sale and they said it was scrap and if I wanted it take it..Me want free wood? anyway this afternoon I decided to check it out,Square it up and sand it a bit.... AND it smells so good that I thought it was candy.. Now, it is also as hard or harder than my red oak and when sanding on my bench sander an 80 grit just shines it. It looks spalted like a Maple but?? any one?
    Thanks
    Last edited by NoDNA; 10-10-2019, 10:19 PM. Reason: woof/wood
    Chuck
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    Without actually seeing it, I suspect the ID will be difficult, Chuck. You might take it to the local co-operative extension or forestry place and get an opinion there. They are usually knowledgeable about woods, especially local.
    Bill
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    • #3
      Originally posted by woodburner807 View Post
      Without actually seeing it, I suspect the ID will be difficult, Chuck. You might take it to the local co-operative extension or forestry place and get an opinion there. They are usually knowledgeable about woods, especially local.
      Ha, be my luck they would say it was a wood that was classified as (I was not supposed to have) and take it away...
      Chuck
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      • #4
        Originally posted by NoDNA View Post

        Ha, be my luck they would say it was a wood that was classified as (I was not supposed to have) and take it away...
        Maybe you could add a photo to you query? Is worth a thousand words after all.
        Ed
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        • #5
          Microscopic wood anatomy is like fingerprints but you need a huge data base to take advantage of that.
          Professor Google might turn up a few leads. Not a wood that I could recall.
          Brian T

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          • #6
            Originally posted by NoDNA View Post

            Ha, be my luck they would say it was a wood that was classified as (I was not supposed to have) and take it away...
            Your paranoia might just exceed mine. Is it sapwood or heartwood...any idea, Chuck?
            Bill
            Living among knives and fire.

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            • #7
              It may be sandalwood. There is an old saying: "Sandalwood perfumes the axe that cuts it down."

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              • #8
                Pallin,

                You must be older than you look to have heard that one.
                Ed
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