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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...
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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.
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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
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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.
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                • #9
                  No idea if this is relevant but I saw a mention on another site this morning that Sassafras "Smells great when freshly cut"

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                  • #10
                    Been gone for a few days,, holey cats , now I will have to start lQQking, it up. plus a Buddy gave me some large pieces of Black Walnut and some small Ironwood he got in AZ. Too bad we don't have smella view here.. .. Thanks for all your input.. Now to the shop.
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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Nebraska View Post
                      Pallin,

                      You must be older than you look to have heard that one.
                      Yes, I heard it from a pacifist organization in the early 1950's.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by woodburner807 View Post

                        Your paranoia might just exceed mine. Is it sapwood or heartwood...any idea, Chuck?
                        Well, it must be the sapwood, BUT I have been making small birds and this stuff is hard. Am using a belt sander to shape after band sawing . Knives will work but better with a sander. And up close the grain looks like stone. I buffed the two I finished with a deer horn and cannot believe the shades/hues of colors.
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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Steev View Post
                          No idea if this is relevant but I saw a mention on another site this morning that Sassafras "Smells great when freshly cut"
                          Good thought here Steev;n , but this is old wood.
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                          • #14
                            I had a table that was that color, it was rock maple.

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by sappy View Post
                              I had a table that was that color, it was rock maple.
                              Sappy ,, You might have something there ,,,this stuff is hard, but a beauty. Wish I had more, all I have is about 8 sq inches by 1.25 left...
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