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Old 02-24-2017, 03:49 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Not really a blank question, but I was curious if anyone can positively identify this wood. My 'wood guy' gave me a board and he wasn't sure what it was. I turned up a pen with it and I THINK it is just oak - can anyone verify?

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Old 02-24-2017, 09:14 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Looks like some Hickory I recently turned.
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Old 02-24-2017, 09:55 AM   #3 (permalink)
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My first thought was oak...
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Old 02-24-2017, 10:16 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Judging by the tear out around the middle band & the tip, I'd say oak too.
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Old 02-24-2017, 11:37 AM   #5 (permalink)
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For a positive identification (as opposed to a guess) you will need to polish the end grain and take a sharp close-up photo of it.

If you head over to Woodbarter, there's a forum dedicated to Wood ID. (Post a message of introduction before posting your pix and question.)
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Old 02-24-2017, 12:45 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Sure looks like white oak to me!

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Old 02-24-2017, 12:48 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by terry q View Post
Looks like some Hickory I recently turned.
+1 on hickory.
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Old 02-24-2017, 02:54 PM   #8 (permalink)
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I would also suggest Oak.
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Old 02-24-2017, 04:24 PM   #9 (permalink)
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I go with Oak
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