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Forum topic by Jack Dalton posted 09-28-2016 01:00 PM 339 views 0 times favorited 8 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Jack Dalton

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09-28-2016 01:00 PM

A friend has offered me a 24” saw log of pecan. I don’t know much about this wood. What is it best or?

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#1 posted 09-28-2016 01:14 PM

I turned several bowls from pecan. I LOVE the way it looks. I’ve also included it in cutting boards and some other pieces I’ve made.





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#2 posted 09-28-2016 04:01 PM

Extremely hard wood similar to hickory. Used alot for flooring. If spalted like the bowls above, very pretty.

I’ve built a large kitchen of hickory and a bathroom vanity of pecan—never again!!

Great BBQ wood ;-)

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#3 posted 09-28-2016 04:19 PM

rwe2156 what is the reason you said never again. is the wood hard to work? should I invest the cost of having it cut?

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#4 posted 09-28-2016 04:36 PM

Great BBQ wood ;-)

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#5 posted 09-29-2016 04:09 PM

Pecan log? that is what the local tourist trap/convenience store sells as snack food…..

Actually Pecan is technically indistinguishable from hickory. Nice and dense. tends to move around a bit after being cut into planks.

Would you resaw it into boards or use it for turnings?

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#6 posted 10-01-2016 04:29 PM

Pecan is a hickory.

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#7 posted 10-02-2016 08:58 PM

Pecan can be difficult to saw. You will bet best results drying if you quarter saw it. Your log is a little on the small side of things that I would consider quarter sawing. It will depend on how bad you want that lumber.

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#8 posted 10-03-2016 01:38 PM

Also the ones from stuckys are not as good as they used to be

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