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Thread: Wood and lumber guys , what kinda wood is this?

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    I can only make a guess from the photos. Photos are not all that good for identifying wood. But my guess is beech, and since I am guessing I will specify American beech.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tomme boy View Post
    Need a close up of the grain. But look Sycamore. If I could smell it that would make a difference. But since we can't, it is all guesses.

    I had some birch one time that looked like it too sooooo
    pics of the end grain would be good too.
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    if somebody said Sycamore, they got it correct...

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    Looks just like the Sycamore stocks Remington put on their 788's
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    Maple, hard and fancy...or Sycamore..

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    If the mill is local why not call them and ask.

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    Can't tell by looking at it in its present condition.

    Sycamore is nice wood, called Lace wood when used to line dresser drawers.

    We had a truly huge sycamore behind the house when I was a youngster. When it died it rotted out real fast. The trunk stood for a long time. It was hollow and big enough to have built a one room Keebler elf house out of.

    My little brother and I used to shoot the sycamore balls with his Crosman M1 carbine airgun. That was one deadly accurate BB gun.

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    That is quartersawn sycamore, I believe. Any purple discoloration could come from things like nails or spalting. I have some absolutely stunning quartersawn spalted sycamore in the garage and these pictures look similar.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Beau Cassidy View Post
    That is quartersawn sycamore, I believe. Any purple discoloration could come from things like nails or spalting. I have some absolutely stunning quartersawn spalted sycamore in the garage and these pictures look similar.
    I believe you are correct and as I stated earlier that bottom timber is a piece of oak with a piece of moisture barier paper staples to the top of it thus the purple hue . Again thanks all I cut a chunk off it for some knife scales in the future .

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    Rock Maple or Sycamore
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    Any wood from over seas should have a stamp on it. Every piece marked. All our skids and crates, boxs from over seas have a heavy ink stamp.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RU shooter View Post
    I know difficult to see grain in those pics but in person it looks just like this : and this is sycamore Thanks all
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    That's Sycamore all right , I'm looking at some I was going to make hand gun grips out of, scraps from the pew making shop, it looks exactly like the photo. Going to make some grips for my AMT Hardballer , when I get aroundtoit.
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    could be anything.....but for my guess the lighter wood is birdseye maple.

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    Its sycamore.
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    My guess would be black walnut, top- hard Maple middle, can't see bottom well enough to guess.

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    At work we get 55 gals drums of motor oil on pallets that looks like the same wood. The pallets are white and red oak.
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    The wood is sycamore. This ferro rod is not mine but a guy that makes them on another forum. And this is Sycamore and micarta that he made it out of.


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    Quote Originally Posted by myg30 View Post
    Any wood from over seas should have a stamp on it. Every piece marked. All our skids and crates, boxs from over seas have a heavy ink stamp.

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    All the overseas pallets I've seen are just stamped "HT" for heat treated which is required for import/export
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