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Discussion in 'Milling & Saw Mills' started by Runknpap, Apr 5, 2018.

  1. Runknpap

    Runknpap ArboristSite Member

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    Trying to figure out i thought it was white oak
     

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    Del_ Get outside.

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    Sweetgum maybe?
     
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    Ash.
     
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    thats good looking wood for ash? red elm?
     
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    Runknpap ArboristSite Member

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    Ya ive done ash im not thinking its ash. It was really wet. Ive done cottonwood and it reminds me of it. But the heart was darken than this
     
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    Runknpap ArboristSite Member

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    Ya i think you on to something with the res elm. Now is this good wood to make things with or is it better as firewood
     
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    The bark looked like ash to me but the wood color and grain doesn’t. Nice looking wood.
     
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    Looks like elm to me. Did it smell bad? I've never personally milled elm but heard it smells terrible.
     
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    No it did not smell bad. Now you got me thinking it might not be elm. It was very wet and fiberous
     
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    Red Ash
     
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    Siberian Elm
     
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    I'm not familiar with different varieties of ash but I've never seen the color go that far towards the sap wood. I've seen the dark heart wood but usually at least 6-12" of light wood near the bark.
     
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    I'm pretty confident it's a variety of elm. Elms bark looks very much like some oaks to me.
     
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    Agree 110%. Siberian elm has thicker bark than Slipper(red) or American. It's dark like walnut almost but the live ones that I've cut down are really wet it seems.
     
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    that bark sure does not look like elm in picture , least wise the varieties around here.
     
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    IMG_1321.JPG Here's Siberian elm bark from google. I think we have our answer looks just like the above bark.
     
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    ok you win.
     
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    What's it smell like?
     
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    There is a cross cut for Elm....

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    Ya im almost posrive its a elm of some sort. This is ash i have done. Reminds me of the rolling stone tounge. Now this is in pa to keep that in mind.
     

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