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Forum topic by aamk posted 11-20-2017 04:39 PM 436 views 0 times favorited 9 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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aamk

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11-20-2017 04:39 PM

I’ve been working on some small projects with pecan wood. Most recently I’ve milled some 1.25” boards to dry for a table top and it has occurred to me I have tons of pecan wood to cut up if I so choose. I have a stihl ms660 with a 36” bar and chain and an Alaskan mill so I have the saw for the job. Is there any money in selling slabs if so any advice on where to advertise and a price to ask? Its really more of a hobby undertaking for me than strict profits but making a little money on the side would be nice and give my saw purpose in life.


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#1 posted 11-20-2017 06:03 PM

Try craigslist in the materials section. No idea about pricing, but may want to try local hard wood vendors for a base line

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#2 posted 11-21-2017 12:44 PM

I cut and sell a good bit of it. For a finished slab, 16” to 20” wide, 2” thick, kiln dried to less than 10% and planed perfectly flat, I am at $7.50 – $8.50 per BF. I get quite a few calls for pecan. It is beautiful wood, but it is the devil to deal with. Hard as granite, and hard to dry flat and straight, and any boards that contain the pith will crack and split bad. It also dulls your tools much more than other hardwoods.

For the record, pecan is a hickory.

-- Danny Located in Perry, GA. Forester. Wood-Mizer LT40HD35 Sawmill. Nyle L53 Dehumidification Kiln. hamsleyhardwood.com

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#3 posted 11-21-2017 04:38 PM



It is beautiful wood, but it is the devil to deal with.

- WDHLT15

So true, which is why I don’t buy it any more. I’d use it all the time otherwise.

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#4 posted 11-21-2017 04:43 PM


It is beautiful wood, but it is the devil to deal with.

- WDHLT15

So true, which is why I don t buy it any more. I d use it all the time otherwise.

- ColonelTravis

+1. I use the boards I have laying around for miter slot runners when I build jigs. It wears nicely its hardness helps keep friction down.

-- No matter how much you push the envelope, it'll still be stationery.

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#5 posted 11-21-2017 04:58 PM

I love the grain/color that often can be found, but I really hate the way it never really settles down. Ripping is also always full of surprises =8^O

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WDHLT15

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#6 posted 11-22-2017 12:55 AM

Here is some 2” stock that has been kiln dried and planed. These were part of a table top.

-- Danny Located in Perry, GA. Forester. Wood-Mizer LT40HD35 Sawmill. Nyle L53 Dehumidification Kiln. hamsleyhardwood.com

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aamk

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#7 posted 11-22-2017 02:50 PM

That looks really good how did the table turn out that’s what I plan on building with some boards I have.

I cut some boards with a smaller saw I had they are drying now.

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#8 posted 11-23-2017 12:53 PM

Sold the boards to a customer, not sure how it turned out. The wood was very nice, so if the table did not turn out good, it was not the wood’s fault.

-- Danny Located in Perry, GA. Forester. Wood-Mizer LT40HD35 Sawmill. Nyle L53 Dehumidification Kiln. hamsleyhardwood.com

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