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Offline Muskyman

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Re: Hard maple
« Reply #15 on: September 19, 2022, 08:51:31 pm »
Here’s a picture of the bark

Offline M2A

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Re: Hard maple
« Reply #16 on: September 22, 2022, 07:53:21 am »
There are 3 or 5 oaks that have lobes shaped like that. My 1st thought was yellow oak. Regardless its an oak in the white oak side of the genus. Chestnut oak has a very thick almost cork like bark in appearance . See a fair amount of chestnut oak at the fire wood processor  come out of the ridge tops from loggers.
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Offline scp

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Re: Hard maple
« Reply #17 on: September 22, 2022, 09:54:36 am »
It looks like a chestnut oak. I started my bow making with it. It makes a decent selfbow, but not great. Possibly better than maple. Do not leave it on the ground too long after cutting it down.