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#1 posted 10-05-2012 10:49 AM

Come to Atlanta, you can get all the sweetgum you want after any major storm.

I dont know about your milling techniques but dont even try to think about splitting it…..the firewood places around here wont even touch it with their big splitting machines! Its great for mallet or any endgrain projects since its fibers are so twisted. Like everyone is saying, you have to watch warpage. Ive dried a few pieces with LOTS of weight on top to hold flat, but I still had to plane the crap out of it to get it flat so cut it thick and stack it high with several hundres pounds on top.

Awesome for turning…it starts becoming translucent around 1/4” thick!!! :-)

-- Isaac- Decatur, GA - "Your woodworking....NOT machining parts for NASA!!!"

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