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#1 posted 11-09-2010 04:33 AM

It is a very common tree here in Iowa. Farmers used to used to make fence posts out of it that lasted (almost) forever. It is commonly referred to here as “hedge wood”. Some say it is the only exotic wood that is native to North America.

I’ve worked with it quite a bit and I really like it. Yes, it is very hard. I’ve never personally witnessed it going very dark, but it does darken some with age. I’ve never turned it but I think I would like to.

-- Rich, Cedar Rapids, IA - I'm a woodworker. I don't create beauty, I reveal it.

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