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Old 09-13-2017, 10:28 AM   #61 (permalink)
 
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I'm with you Mike, I sanded the end grain of a 2x4 in the shop last night, the appearance was strikingly similar. I think the black dots are resin ducts (or resin canals), only present in conifers: Softwood Anatomy | The Wood Database . From what I can tell, George only has two conifers on the list, Radiata and Norfolk, but since Radiata is #13 and Norfolk is #58, I went with Radiata based on the other clues. I think I might go looking for a nice piece of construction lumber to cross-cut into pen blanks...

Whoops, didn't see Knotty pine -- a third possibility...
In fact, I had more conifers the #25 Knotty pine that is on the list and a few others such as the Stone Pine, Sugar Pine and Ponderosa pine, these last 2 only in very small amounts.

I like Pines and I have made my opinion known for many years in these forums, the biggest mistake most people make is to think that is only one type of pine and that is the one you see in the lumber yards but that couldn't be further from the reality, some pines are very exquisite and quite rare.

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Old 09-13-2017, 10:57 AM   #62 (permalink)
 
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That's what I was thinking as well after reading all of the others, is that it's #13 Radiata Pine X or Cross Cut.
Good job, I think you guys nailed it especially with the (RV)Resin Veins.
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I suppose cypress is also a conifer, there are a couple of those on the list too. Similar end grain, but less defined resin canals/ducts/veins... As a side note - I got a piece of Hinoki (Japanese) Cypress from the "big boss" at work, he is from Japan. It has really tight growth rings, so I am thinking an end-grain pen might be just the ticket.
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That's what I was thinking as well after reading all of the others, is that it's #13 Radiata Pine X or Cross Cut.
Good job, I think you guys nailed it especially with the (RV)Resin Veins.
Well, those are not resin veins but, blue stain from spalting...!

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I suppose cypress is also a conifer, there are a couple of those on the list too. Similar end grain, but less defined resin canals/ducts/veins... As a side note - I got a piece of Hinoki (Japanese) Cypress from the "big boss" at work, he is from Japan. It has really tight growth rings, so I am thinking an end-grain pen might be just the ticket.
Yes, Cypresses are conifers and I have also some, you're correct.
Most of the old growth pines and Cypresses are slow growers and can survive for many hundreds of years if left alone, however, and as any other tree species, going over their life expectancy it only can result and total self-destruction as the tree will die and self-rot still standing and this means a total waste of resources, that most "greens" will disagree and claim trees life forever...!

Anyway, what I was trying to say is that those old growth trees have very tight rings indeed one of the most recognised characteristics of those trees, is rare to find those tree our days, most are now living in reserves and Parks, this reminds me of the #34 Toona tree which is an old Cedar species that once live in the area (old plantation, no longer) the growth rings in some logs were almost touching each other, a beautiful contrast to faster growers and their wide rings, this particular tree was cut and stored by the old local mill owner, over 40 years ago, unfortunately the mill close down last year.

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For a wood borer, it would be...!

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Hi everybody,

I suppose, is time to announce the winner of this game. The first person that gave the correct answer was Dehn0045 on post #33 however, he has won the last #44 game, therefore, it could not be awarded 2 times in a raw, sorry.

It has taken many clues from me, even though I could see that you folks were struggling, I know that the way it looks is not what one can expect from the Radiata Pine but, it is what it is and I reckon, they look damn nice...!

So, MRDucks2 on post #57 has given me a close enough answer to make him the winner, his first win in these games, congrats...!

Thank you also to all those that participated, I try to make it educational and fun, I have no intention to make people pull their hairs out, that I would say is the price one pay for the resulting "excitement"

An if anyone is interested in any of these blanks either in cross or diagonal cut, I have 5 cross and 29 diagonal packs of 4 blanks at AU$5.00 per pack

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That's what I was thinking as well after reading all of the others, is that it's #13 Radiata Pine X or Cross Cut.
Good job, I think you guys nailed it especially with the (RV)Resin Veins.
Well, those are not resin veins but, blue stain from spalting...!

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So it's a Spalted Cross Cut Radiata Pine with Yellow and/or Blue or A Radiata Pine SPXY&B? I'm starting to think it's Hills Weeping Fig diagonal cut with Sassafras...
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Congrats Mike, I knew you guys had to be getting close and with the clues George was throwing in there, I was pretty sure you guys had it.
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