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Here are a couple of basic forks i finished this weekend. The thicker one is unknown oak, probably water oak and the thin one is hop hornbeam, a very strong wood. Both finished with CA. Cheers!

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Thanks treeman! The pic below is about the best i can do right now. It's interesting you say it might be maple. I cut several different oak forks and some swamp red maple forks around the same time last winter and it's possible this one got mislabeled. I'll see if I might can find a pic with bark.

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Thanks treeman! The pic below is about the best i can do right now. It's interesting you say it might be maple. I cut several different oak forks and some swamp red maple forks around the same time last winter and it's possible this one got mislabeled. I was pretty sure it's oak but now you've got me thinking. I'll see if I might can find a pic with bark.

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I can say with confidence that this is def maple. Oak would have rays radiating out through the growth rings.
 

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So it's a swamp red maple natural. Thanks for correcting my misidentification Treeman! I'm all in favor of setting the record straight and presenting factual information. I apparently threw it in the wrong pile after i stripped the bark and embarrisingly never noticed.

It's too late to edit my original post. I am very sorry for any confusion resulting from my misleading thread title.
 

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Thanks treeman! The pic below is about the best i can do right now. It's interesting you say it might be maple. I cut several different oak forks and some swamp red maple forks around the same time last winter and it's possible this one got mislabeled. I was pretty sure it's oak but now you've got me thinking. I'll see if I might can find a pic with bark.20190903_191621.jpg
I can say with confidence that this is def maple. Oak would have rays radiating out through the growth rings.
You guys amaze me. Can identity a tree by a stick. Hehehehe
 

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So it's a swamp red maple natural. Thanks for correcting my misidentification Treeman! I'm all in favor of setting the record straight and presenting factual information. I apparently threw it in the wrong pile after i stripped the bark and embarrisingly never noticed.

It's too late to edit my original post. I am very sorry for any confusion resulting from my misleading thread title.
phooey.. If that was a sin, they'd of thrown me out on my head months ago..
 

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So it's a swamp red maple natural. Thanks for correcting my misidentification Treeman! I'm all in favor of setting the record straight and presenting factual information. I apparently threw it in the wrong pile after i stripped the bark and embarrisingly never noticed.

It's too late to edit my original post. I am very sorry for any confusion resulting from my misleading thread title.
phooey.. If that was a sin, they'd of thrown me out on my head months ago..
here here! I get it wrong more times than I care to admit, and I'm supposed to be the tree expert
 

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Agreed with @treeman, great shooters and I also think the big one looks more like Maple than any kind of Oak

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Thanks! I really like the maple natty you just finished!

Nice!! I find many forks on the ground and really don't know what they are. Most times I can narrow it down to a couple trees, when Im not sure.
Thanks man!

Thanks treeman! The pic below is about the best i can do right now. It's interesting you say it might be maple. I cut several different oak forks and some swamp red maple forks around the same time last winter and it's possible this one got mislabeled. I was pretty sure it's oak but now you've got me thinking. I'll see if I might can find a pic with bark.20190903_191621.jpg
I can say with confidence that this is def maple. Oak would have rays radiating out through the growth rings.
You guys amaze me. Can identity a tree by a stick. Hehehehe
These guys on here are some of the best, that's for sure!

I like hornbeam it's way strong
Thanks man! I knew it was strong, but I was surprised just how strong this little stick was.

nice nattys m8 some fine shooters :rolleyes:
Thanks man, glad you like them! I really like you work, you make some really nice frames.

Both look real fine!
Thanks! I really like your work as well

Nice work on those gorgeous naturals. They're very nice.
Thanks, Joe!
 

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To my memory, I have never seen hop hornbeam before. That is some beautiful wood. Does it grow bigger or stay small? Guess I could Google it.
I'm no dendrologist obviously, but I think it grows to a small to medium sized tree. I came across a few mature trees in Mississippi and only grabbed this one small forked twig to play around with. I'd really like to go back and harvest a few more larger forks. It's a very hard and strong wood.
 
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