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#1 posted 11-28-2012 06:41 PM

DUDE…. Lilac is gold to me.. if you are going to burn it.. ship it to me and I will pay for everything. Lilac is a cultivated shrub, who closest relative is the olive tree… in fact you will find lilac works almost the same as olive wood, except it does not produce oil… it is very dense.. it carves sweetly and the grain figuring is amazing.. like a blond olive wood…. great for turning and carving… spoons, pipes, anything that requires a dense wood with no leeching of color or chemicals or oil. IT does not dull tools, it works like a dream, but I usually get it only in small pieces or thin logs.. the thickest I have got was 7” dia …. For the piece to be 10” dia… that is one OLD lilac. Inappropriate drying can cause lots of checks in the log, but the great thing is even the checking is stable and can be filled in. NOT junk wood. :)

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