2015 Summer Extravaganza - Wood Identification Contest

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Edgar

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The Summer Extravaganza Wood ID contest that you have all been waiting for with bated breath is now underway.

The complete rules for this contest are posted here, but just are a few reminders:
1. Your IAP profile MUST include your full name
2. Only one entry per person
3. You must post your entries in this thread
4. You may not edit your entry once it has been posted
5. You earn one point for each correct answer - highest point total wins.
6. Ties will be broken by the earliest entry.

The contest will run through Aug 24, so you have plenty of time.

Your post must list the numbers 1-10 which will correspond to the number on the left side each of the blanks in these photos. Type the common name of that blank next to the number in your entry.



You can use this species list to help identify the blanks. Note that there are 25 names in this list, but there are only 10 blanks. It's your challenge to determine which 10 of these species are represented by the blanks in the photos and correctly identify each of them. I have included the scientific name of each species to assist you in your research, but your entry only needs to show the common name.

Alaskan Yellow Cedar (Cupressus nootkatensis)
Andiroba (Carapa guianensis)
Bloodwood (Brosimum rubescens)
Bradford Pear (Pyrus calleryana)
Brasil (Condalia hookeri)
Camphor (Cinnamomum camphora)
Chinese Tallow (Triadica sebifera)
Eastern Red Cedar (Juniperus virginiana )
Hickory (Carya ovata)
Honey Locust (Gleditsia triacanthos)
Huisache (Acacia farnesiana )
Jatoba (Hymenaea courbaril)
Lotebush (Ziziphus obtusifolia)
Magnolia (Magnolia grandiflora)
Mesquite (Prosopis glandulosa)
Mopane (Colophospermum mopane)
Mun Ebony (Diospyros mun)
Pecan (Carya illinoinensis)
Prickly Ash (Aralia spinosa)
Prickly Pear (Opuntia engelmannii)
Redheart (Cosmocalyx spectabilis)
Swiss Pear (Pyrus communis)
Texas Ebony (Ebenopsis ebano)
Wood Apple (Feronia limonia)
Yellowheart (Euxylophora paraensis)

First Place: a $50 GC from Classic Nib
Second Place: a set of Jr Gent Abalone Blanks from brownsfn2 worth $50
Third Place: a box of blanks & goodies from edohmann worth $50

Good luck everyone - have fun!
Edgar
 
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Ahem.....
I have an important announcement to make.
Thanks to the generosity of the members and vendors here at IAP we will be adding a prize to be awarded in a random drawing from any non winning entries into this contest.

The random Prize for this contest is from an Anonymous Donor of a $25 gift certificate from an IAP vendor of the winners choosing.
 

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1 - Eastern Red Cedar
2 - Mopane
3 - Hickory
4 - Redheart
5 - Bradford Pear
6 - Swiss Pear
7 - Alaskan Yellow Cedar
8 - Andiroba
9 - Mun Ebony
10- Pecan


Prickly Pear is a type of cactus .... it's growing in my neighboor's yard and I made wine every year from it.
 

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allan maclean


Tough choices ;-)

1 bloodwood

2. Mopane

3. Huisache

4. Redheart

5. honey locust

6. Swiss Pear

7. Alaskan Yellow Cedar

8. brasil wood

9. Texas Ebony

10. chinese tallow
 

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Prickly Pear is a type of cactus .... it's growing in my neighboor's yard and I made wine every year from it.
You are absolutely correct about that, Gregory. Notice that I never said that the 25 names on the species list were wood. :)

I just threw the Prickly Pear in for a little humor. That plus the fact that I have a whole pasture full of the stuff. It's a real nuisance except for the short time each year when they are in bloom. If the weather conditions are favorable and the whole pasture is covered in beautiful yellow cactus flowers, it is truly a wonderful sight to behold. No wonder that they are called the Yellow Rose of Texas (although the cactus flower is NOT the inspiration for our state song by that same name).

Thanks for your entry!
Edgar
 

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Meh ... I'll have to see about sending you some prickly pear wine sometime, but you'll have to remind me about it. I have a very thirsty uncle and a lot of hispanic co-workers... :)
 

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Meh ... I'll have to see about sending you some prickly pear wine sometime, but you'll have to remind me about it. I have a very thirsty uncle and a lot of hispanic co-workers... :)
Mental jog noted.
I'll come up with a good trade for you. :):)
 

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1. Eastern Red Cedar
2. Mopane
3. Hickory
4. Redheart
5. Honey Locust
6. Swiss Pear
7. Alaskan Yellow Cedar
8. Andiroba
9. Mun Ebony
10. Chinese Tallow
 

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Prickly Pear is a type of cactus .... it's growing in my neighboor's yard and I made wine every year from it.
You are absolutely correct about that, Gregory. Notice that I never said that the 25 names on the species list were wood. :)

I just threw the Prickly Pear in for a little humor.
Thanks for your entry!
Edgar
And thus, the mental frustration begins.......
How can one guy be both the source for these anxiety ridden contests as well as the welcoming committee for new members. Seems a bit ironic, no?
I'm not smart enough for one and been around too long for the other. Edgar, you are the epitome of a wolf in sheep's clothing!
Errrr~
Bob
 

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When you show up here Edgar is smiling and nice and makes you feel all warm and fuzzy inside, then Bash and Summer Extravaganza rolls around and suddenly the warm and fuzzy is replaced with tears and anxiety. Jeff, I think were going to need to add a shrink to the IAP staff!
 

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When you show up here Edgar is smiling and nice and makes you feel all warm and fuzzy inside, then Bash and Summer Extravaganza rolls around and suddenly the warm and fuzzy is replaced with tears and anxiety. Jeff, I think were going to need to add a shrink to the IAP staff!
Hm .... in addition to the pshrink, should we get someone in here who's related to the grammar nazis to work on the spelling issues?
 

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When you show up here Edgar is smiling and nice and makes you feel all warm and fuzzy inside, then Bash and Summer Extravaganza rolls around and suddenly the warm and fuzzy is replaced with tears and anxiety. Jeff, I think were going to need to add a shrink to the IAP staff!
Hm .... in addition to the pshrink, should we get someone in here who's related to the grammar nazis to work on the spelling issues?
Well I won't argue that I'm anywhere near perfect in the grammar and spelling department. In fact I'm so bad I don't even know which word or words I misspelled. Which one or ones are misspelled?
 

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When you show up here Edgar is smiling and nice and makes you feel all warm and fuzzy inside, then Bash and Summer Extravaganza rolls around and suddenly the warm and fuzzy is replaced with tears and anxiety. Jeff, I think were going to need to add a shrink to the IAP staff!
Hm .... in addition to the pshrink, should we get someone in here who's related to the grammar nazis to work on the spelling issues?
Well I won't argue that I'm anywhere near perfect in the grammar and spelling department. In fact I'm so bad I don't even know which word or words I misspelled. Which one or ones are misspelled?
Don't worry about your eyesight yet. I'm the one who's legally blind. :)
 

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I think people forget that the P is silent in PSHrink, the exact same way it is in PSYchologist.......
"yesirday I coodn't spell sooperviser, now I are one! Huuked on fonics wurked fer me~"
 

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Hey Edgar .... Are any of these blanks moistened?
Nope - the photos were taken in shaded sunlight.

I touched them up a little bit with Photoshop to bring out a little detail and to try to get fairly accurate color matching with the actual blanks.

I just used my iPhone to shoot the blanks in groups of 5. I didn't want to shoot each one individually with my good camera because I was afraid that that might make the identification task too easy. :devil::devil:
 

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Yikes Edgar! :eek:

This was hard hard hard!!!! :bulgy-eyes:

My best guess cause I ain't going thru that list again! :crying:

1. Eastern Red Cedar
2. Andiroba
3. Lotebush
4. Redheart
5. Bradford pear
6. Swiss pear
7. Chinese Tallow.
8. Brasil
9. Texas ebony
10. Pecan
 

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I made a bunch of guesses - which were all wrong, because I noticed the list after I had made my guesses! :) So here's my second effort:

1 jatoba
2 mesquite
3 eastern red cedar
4 redheart
5 pecan
6 swiss pear
7 alaskan yellow cedar
8 snakewood
9 koa
10 chinese tallow
 

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1. Eastern red cedar
2 andiroba jatoba
3 huisache
4 bloodwood
5. honey locust
6 texas ebony
7 bradford pear
8 mesquite
9 Mun Ebony
10 pecan

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I'll give it a shot

1 - Eastern Red Cedar
2 - Andiroba
3 - Huisach
4 - Redheart
5 - Bradford Pear
6 - Swiss Pear
7 - Alaskan Yellow Cedar
8 - Brasil
9 - Mun Ebony
10- Pecan
 

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1.Alaskan Yellow Cedar (Cupressus nootkatensis)

2.Bloodwood (Brosimum rubescens)

3.Brasil (Condalia hookeri)

4.Chinese Tallow (Triadica sebifera)

5.Hickory (Carya ovata)

6.Huisache (Acacia farnesiana )

7.Lotebush (Ziziphus obtusifolia)

8.Mesquite (Prosopis glandulosa)

9.Mun Ebony (Diospyros mun)

10.Prickly Ash (Aralia spinosa)

If I am judged by my selection, then I plead mentally slow when it comes to wood identification.:confused:
 

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Wow, there were several I narrowed down to 2 or 3 possibilities, based on what I have on hand in the shop, but with wood having unlimited character it all came down to the almighty guess. (lol) Good luck everyone!

1-Huisach
2-Jatoba
3-Eastern Red Cedar
4-Redheart
5-Bradord Pear
6-Swiss Pear
7-Magnolia
8-Mesquite
9-Mun Ebony
10-Apple
 

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1 eastern red cedar
2 jatoba
3 pecan
4 bloodwood
5 honey locust
6 alaskan yellow cedar
7 yellowheart
8 mesquite
9 mun ebony
10 hickory


I have confidence in 3 of them,the rest I don't know. Tough woods Edgar.
 

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1. Eastern Red Cedar
2. Jatoba
3. Alaskan Yellow Cedar
4. Redheart
5. Bradford Pear
6. Swiss Pear
7. Prickly Ash
8. Mopane
9. Mun Ebony
10. Pecan

Thanks Edgar, the dichotomy of your meanness and niceness never fails to amaze me!
 

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Whoo, here we go.

1: Uhm. Andiroba? Or maybe bloodwood. I'm going with andiroba.
2: Mesquite! Right?
3: Hickory, or something that looks like hickory.
4: Looks red. Redheart?
5: Google tells me this looks like swiss pear.
6: P-p-pecan?
7: Magnolia. Confidence gets a half point, right?
8: Mopane? Looks dry and crack-y.
9: Texas ebony, or some olive wood that I burned on my table saw.
10: Do you know what I get when I Google "wood apple?" Copyright infringement. Still, I think I see a tiny logo on this one.
 

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1 Eastern Red Cedar
2 Mopane
3 Hickory
4 eastern red cedar

5 Bredford pear

6Swiss Pear
7 Alaskan Yellow Cedar
8 Andiroba
9 mun Ebony
10 pecan
 

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Probably got zip for 10, but here's my try:

1. Redheart
2. Wood Apple
3. Honey Locust
4. Bloodwood
5. Eastern Redwood
6. Camphor
7. Mesquite
8. Jatoba
9. Texas Ebony
10. Pecan

Thanks for considering my entry!

Regards,
Michael
 

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OK folks, today is your last chance to enter this contest.

Entries must be posted by midnight central time tonight and the winners will be announced tomorrow.

We still do not have a perfect entry, so all 4 prizes are up for grabs, but you have to enter to have a chance at one of them.
 

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1. Bloodwood (Brosimum rubescens)
2. Jatoba (Hymenaea courbaril)
3. Alaskan Yellow Cedar (Cupressus nootkatensis)
4. Mopane (Colophospermum mopane)
5. Pecan (Carya illinoinensis)
6. Bradford Pear (Pyrus calleryana)
7. Magnolia (Magnolia grandiflora)
8. Texas Ebony (Ebenopsis ebano)
9. Mun Ebony (Diospyros mun)
10. Wood Apple (Feronia limonia)

JUST TO SHOW YALL HOW EASY THIS GAME IS
 
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