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Don W

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#1 posted 03-14-2012 07:51 PM

I’ve worked some with locust. The native north east stuff gets extremely hard when its dry. Keep your tools sharp. I once took the teeth off my chainsaw trying to cut a piece of old locust. Its great for fence post because it will outlast you even at the ground level. As Bruce said, it’ll burn forever in a wood stove.

That said it is a nice looking wood.

I’m not sure how you’ll cut reclaimed 100 year old locust. Plan on lots of sharpening.

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