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Offline Jakesnyder

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Wood id???
« on: September 21, 2019, 07:42:19 pm »
Any one know? They grow in clumps with 3 or 4 seperate shoots coming out of the ground.

Offline Jakesnyder

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Re: Wood id???
« Reply #1 on: September 21, 2019, 07:43:50 pm »
I was thinking hazel.

Offline Pat B

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Re: Wood id???
« Reply #2 on: September 21, 2019, 09:02:54 pm »
...or witch hazel.
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Offline bownarra

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Re: Wood id???
« Reply #3 on: September 22, 2019, 01:44:25 am »
Hazel

Offline Jakesnyder

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Re: Wood id???
« Reply #4 on: September 22, 2019, 03:04:35 am »
Is it a good bow wood?

Offline Santanasaur

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Re: Wood id???
« Reply #5 on: September 22, 2019, 05:29:23 am »
Looks like witch hazel to me. Iíve made a few bows out of it, I like it for sapling bows. Very flexible and tension strong but a little spongy in compression. Heat treats and bends well but often has spiral grain that ruins splitting.Usually iíll work the stave to the pith before splitting, just ignoring the spiral grain. Id saw if I had a good bandsaw. There is some interlocking grain so this stuff can tolerate plenty of runoff and back violations.

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Re: Wood id???
« Reply #6 on: September 22, 2019, 07:47:02 am »
Looks like Alder to me
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Re: Wood id???
« Reply #7 on: September 22, 2019, 08:38:37 am »
Must be something from the Frozen North.  A few apps available that help identify some of the more common things.  Leaf Snap being one.  Not tremendously helpful here in the south, but I have been told it is more useful father north.  Might be worth a look if nothing else.
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Re: Wood id???
« Reply #8 on: September 22, 2019, 08:50:42 am »
The leaf of witch hazel is uneven where the stem attaches. one side is shorter than the other.
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Offline bushboy

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Re: Wood id???
« Reply #9 on: September 23, 2019, 08:05:53 am »
Cut the bark a little.if it's red it's alder.
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