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Been eyeing this little red maple for a while. It had damage from a old logging job and was too close to my new shop site. Knocked it down a couple days ago and got it on the mill this morning. Not very big but I should get some nice blanks out of it. The cants range from 2 1/2 to 3 1/4 thich. The BE is pretty heavy in the butt log and is a little sparce in the other 2. I'm not sure if I should process it into blanks now or just seal the ends and process later. Doing it later would give me the option of cutting for a specific project.

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Did not know what the bark of Bird's Eye looked like, thanks. I'll have to keep an eye out for it at the log yard. Does it occur in Hard Maples only or can it occur in Soft Maples, too?
 

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Did not know what the bark of Bird's Eye looked like, thanks. I'll have to keep an eye out for it at the log yard. Does it occur in Hard Maples only or can it occur in Soft Maples, too?
This is what we call soft maple around here. Honestly I did not know that it occurred in red maple (soft maple ) and would not have know this was birds eye if it had not had bark missing where a log had been draged by it. You can bet I will be on the lookout for that scaley bark in the future. Hard maple (rock maple) have much heavier furrowed bark and you really need to chop some off to see the bumps underneath.
 
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