Spalted Hackberry in it's natural state

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Project by Blackie_ posted 03-05-2012 02:09 PM 2259 views 1 time favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I’ve had several comment and show interest in the wood I use on my projects, Spalted Hackberry so I thought I’d give a view of the wood in it’s raw state before I make what ever is I’m working on out of it.

These trees came from one of our local family cemetery’s that my dad and I upkeep, these trees some already fallen, they just got tired of standing and decided to lay down, :) others left dead standing we just helped them lie down, the wood in the pictures came from three different trees and all three trees tell a story of their own with the spalting, one of the trees had bob-wire embeded in it which destroyed a chainsaw (repaired) and two bandsaw blades before I realized what was going on, I’ve sence invested in a metal detector.

Pictures with the logs on the table, those will be come bandsaw boxes some with drawers and some with lids.

Thanks for viewing and your interest

-- Randy - If I'm not on LJ's then I'm making Saw Dust. Please feel free to visit my store location at

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#1 posted 03-05-2012 06:14 PM

Yup, that’s hackberry. I’ve built a couple of furniture projects from hackberry. Nasty, splintery stuff to work with but I very much like the finished product when it’s done.

-- Darell, Norman, Ok.

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#2 posted 03-05-2012 07:25 PM

looks like you sliced some nice lookin projects there. very good

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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#3 posted 03-05-2012 07:29 PM

Thanks Roger / Darell

Yep, I’ll be filling those cracks with CA & Glue sawdust paste where applicable, only as I mentioned in some of my other post, I won’t be doing anything with them anytime soon, New ketchen cabinet project, large money job so it’ll be a couple few weeks before I get back on my boxes.

-- Randy - If I'm not on LJ's then I'm making Saw Dust. Please feel free to visit my store location at

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#4 posted 03-07-2012 04:02 AM

He Randy,

Nice wood – it will be interesting to see how it finishes out. I live in the Austin area too – I don’t recall seeing many Hackberry trees locally, but maybe I just haven’t paid enough attention to distinguish them from the Live Oaks that are so prolific here. There are lots Hackberrys in the Dallas / Ft. Worth area.

Perhaps we could grab coffee and talk wood sometime.

Steve T.

-- "Do, or do not. There is no try." ~Yoda

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#5 posted 03-08-2012 09:56 AM

Certainly a nice wood gloat…

-- Don't drink and use power tools @

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