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Forum topic by Lambchop posted 01-09-2011 01:31 AM 926 views 0 times favorited 7 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Lambchop

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01-09-2011 01:31 AM


I was thinking Pecan, but not quite sure. It is very dense and hard. These were the bottom beams of a shipping crate. most of it has all these beautiful knots. SCORE!!!

Any ideas for projects. I only have aout 6 or 7 board ft @ 4/4 rough sawn. By the time I clean it up they will be about 2.75 wide in random lengths ( 16” to 24”)

-- Neil, Middle TN


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Lee Barker

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#1 posted 01-09-2011 03:37 AM

Yep. Hickory, Pecan, Tomahto, Tomayto. Long, stringy fibers, harder ‘n the heart of a melodrama villain. But oh the two toneness of the color!

-- "...in his brain, which is as dry as the remainder biscuit after a voyage, he hath strange places cramm'd with observation, the which he vents in mangled forms." --Shakespeare, "As You Like It"

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#2 posted 01-09-2011 10:10 PM

It looks like pecan to me. I have a lot of pecan, and if that isn’t pecan, it would surprise me.

-- http://wddsrfinewoodworks.blogspot.com/

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#3 posted 01-10-2011 11:46 PM

Looks like pecan to me too.

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#4 posted 01-11-2011 03:33 AM

Thanks for the replies guys!!! Project ideas?? I want to start with more types of joinery. What would you recommend for Pecan. I know it trashed the blade on my Bandsaw. I had to use my table saw to rip it.

-- Neil, Middle TN

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#5 posted 01-11-2011 07:46 AM

Driven fasteners—nails, staples,screws—tend to split it often.

It’s not much fun to cut by hand, but that doesn’t mean it shouldn’t be done.

Pick a joint and make a sample, see what you think.

I think it’s most beautiful in larger quantities than you have, where you can work the sap wood in harmony with the heartwood.

I’d suggest you leave the stuff out where you can walk by it from time to time and see what it whispers in your ear.

-- "...in his brain, which is as dry as the remainder biscuit after a voyage, he hath strange places cramm'd with observation, the which he vents in mangled forms." --Shakespeare, "As You Like It"

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#6 posted 01-11-2011 07:56 AM

The first idea that popped into my head was a coffee table top. Edge join, epoxy/inlay the voids, then finish to bring out the drama in all the colors.

-- Dan, Rochester, NY

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#7 posted 01-15-2011 04:40 AM

I agree that it looks like Pecan. We recently built a crib out of Pecan, and it turned out beautifully, so good luck with whatever you decide to make with it. Super heavy stuff!

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