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Hi everyone,

I am new to the forum. Thought I should enroll as I have a few questions someone may be able to answer for me.

I do a bit of woodturning as a hobby and I have had some logs for about 6 months. I would love to know for sure what they are. I have made guesses and looked online and in books etc but I find it difficult to identify wood by bark alone. Obviously much easier when you can see the leaves too!

I have attached a picture. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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1 hour ago, Floydy said:

Hi everyone,

I am new to the forum. Thought I should enroll as I have a few questions someone may be able to answer for me.

I do a bit of woodturning as a hobby and I have had some logs for about 6 months. I would love to know for sure what they are. I have made guesses and looked online and in books etc but I find it difficult to identify wood by bark alone. Obviously much easier when you can see the leaves too!

I have attached a picture. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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You need to show the end grain aswell

top right Poplar, bottom left cherry that’s the easy ones

 

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3 hours ago, dumper said:

You need to show the end grain aswell

top right Poplar, bottom left cherry that’s the easy ones

 

Strange I wonder if different browsers render the image flipped, the cherry is bottom right in my view

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1 minute ago, openspaceman said:

Strange I wonder if different browsers render the image flipped, the cherry is bottom right in my view

No too much red wine = lack of orientation your correct

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Brilliant!

I was 90% sure the one with lenticels was cherry (bottom right), had an idea about apple too, due to a faint scent whilst cutting it. Never new the poplar though. The bottom left has a fibrous bronze coloured inner bark.

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Good morning,

Updated picture showing end grains. Plus a few more bits I found. The surfaces appear shiny due to a coat of PVA.

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19 hours ago, openspaceman said:

Strange I wonder if different browsers render the image flipped, the cherry is bottom right in my view

Same here .

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The thickest one has strong medullary rays, suggesting oak, but oak usually has heartwood and sapwood clearly defined, which I can't see here.

 

I would suggest that the tiny little bit of cherry is not worth bothering with, as it is too short to be practical, also it incorporates a branch union, which complicates matters.

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