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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 04-15-2013, 06:59 PM Thread Starter
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I wish it was easier to identify wood. Here are a couple of pics I need help with. The first 2 could be honey locust the next two I have no idea the next two i believe is cherry.
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Tim the first 2 are a tossup, I have never seen any honey locust or black locust milled. If you have seen it in its natural state you can understand why. Some of those thorns can be a foot long. To me it looks like the next 4 are wild cherry or what they call black cherry (the same wood). Darker than conventional cherry, but still great wood.

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The only reason I say honey locust on the first two is the 92 year old I got all of the wood from, was telling me a story of how hard it was to get some honey locust milled down. The other name for it he said was Iron wood I havent tried to cut any of it yet. Thanks much for the input Willway.
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iron wood and honey locust is not the same wood, i have worked with locust and it is very splenter , so watch it seam's to get in to your hand's ? iron wood a piece that i have is heavy , i havent tried to work with it yet, it is sopose to be very hard on blades?

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Ironwood isn't honey locust, but is an interesting material none the less.

I'm not sure on your "toss up" boards, but the last couple do look like cherry to me.
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