Type of wood?

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Can any one tell me what kind of wood this is? It's light-colored, feels like a hardwood, has some interesting brown marking, doesn't particularly smell like anything when I cut it.
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Michael wrote:

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"Bill" wrote:

Just to give you something to bitch about.
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On 11/4/2013 1:34 AM, Lew Hodgett wrote:

As a result, I didn't view it either. No loss to Michael, I suspect.
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On 11/3/2013 11:10 PM, Michael wrote:

Kinda blurry, but looks like maple.
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Swingman wrote:

looks kinda like basswood
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On Monday, November 4, 2013 9:04:38 AM UTC-6, willshak wrote:

Thanks for the info, people who responded. I've been looking at pictures on the web and can't tell. I'm making a box for a charity auction (it's supposed to have other stuff inside). I guess I could label it "Maple or possibly Basswood + Red Oak Splines."
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Basswood tends to be rather soft, while maple isn't all that soft. I don't have a lot of experience with working either material, so I can't say more than that.
You'd probably see advertising for something with an unknown hardwood marked as "hardwood spline" rather than stating a specific wood.
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Puckdropper wrote:

Basswood is softer than Maple. Maple is a hardwood and used to make baseball bats. You can make a dent in basswood with a fingernail. It is much harder than balsa wood though. I used a lot of thin basswood (up to a 1/4" thick) building dollhouse furniture. I had to cut it with a Dremel 4" table saw, and turn legs and other round items with a Dremel miniature lathe. Dremel, now owned by BOSCH, doesn't make those tools anymore, but you can find them on eBay.

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I've been working on other projects, but one of these days I'll get to using thin wood on my model railroad again. I'm thinking I'm actually better off using my bandsaw to cut it than a miniature table saw. Since the teeth only pass through with a downward motion, the workpiece would be held to the table rather than rattling in the "breeze".
Have you tried using a bandsaw on the really thin material? I'm thinking about material 1/32-1/8" thick, which is a little thick to get a clean single cut with a utility knife.
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wrote:

Maple baseball bats? I thought they were Ash or Hickory.

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On 11/08/2013 05:58 PM, snipped-for-privacy@attt.bizz wrote:

That's why they are breaking all over the place, along with the fact that these millionaire baseball players never figured out the grain direction. We learned to not hit on the flat grain in the second grade - else we'd be out a bat for quite a while. Always keep the Louisville slugger stamp pointed straight up at the point of contact as it was stamped on the flat grain...
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On Fri, 08 Nov 2013 18:06:50 -0700, Doug Winterburn

Learn something new every day. Thanks.

We learned that in sand-lot baseball. I suppose that doesn't exist anymore either.
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On 11/8/2013 6:58 PM, snipped-for-privacy@attt.bizz wrote:

Yeah but that is a relatively recent development, ash was the norm many years ago.
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On Saturday, November 9, 2013 8:41:27 AM UTC-6, Leon wrote:

In the old days, they used hickory. And then for many years it was ash. Now , most bats are made of maple (ash too). They seem to have a little more po p. But maple often shattered, endangering players and fans. They changed th e specs a little bit and use a dye to make sure the bat makers can find the smaller veins in maple. There were far fewer shattered maple bats in the M LB this year.
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snipped-for-privacy@attt.bizz wrote:

http://www.justbats.com/products/baseball%20bats~wood%20baseball/

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My opinion too.
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On Sunday, November 3, 2013 9:10:14 PM UTC-8, Michael wrote:

Uhh not sure what these others are thinking but that is Cherry. Color, grain, dark sap marks. It should burn easily if you slow cut on a high speed tool and then smell a bit like a cherry cigar.
BTW I wish I could say "it doesn't smell like much when I cut it."
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On 11/4/2013 6:25 PM, SonomaProducts.com wrote:

but you are right it could be Cherry.
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On 11/4/13, 7:43 PM, woodchucker wrote:

I was thinking maple, but the grain on the far left really looks like cherry.
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