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Posted on What to do with some hickory planks?

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#1 posted 02-23-2013 05:41 PM

Hickory is the wood of choice here regardless of animal. I like to mix mesquite with beef though. I mix cherry or apple with anything else. An old german guy would yell if he knew you were burning the nuts though…you’re supposed to shell them and use meat for cooking (actually I think that’s largely an excuse to get away from his old german wife but that’s just a guess).

I keep the tools and floors spotless anytime I run fruitwood through the planer. Those planer shavings are great on the smoker because they soak and smoke very quickly and are a nice complement to the bigger chunks.

But back to the thread…I worked with hickory once and found that it required very sharp tools. It had a tendency to splinter easily. Maybe it was only the stuff I was working with.

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