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Forum topic by Joshy posted 04-21-2011 10:00 PM 2264 views 0 times favorited 1 reply Add to Favorites Watch
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Joshy

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04-21-2011 10:00 PM

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Has any one ever used any wild privet hedge in woodworking. It is very abundant in Mississippi. It is can be as small as 1/16 of an inch in diameter. Or as large as 6 inches in diameter. This wood is very easy to work. Its a smooth bark wood, the bark is a dark green. The leaves are the same as domestic privet hedge bushes. I am talking about a tree, not a bush. The wood itself is mostly white with a sweet aroma. Sadly, this aroma fades away with age. My dad has always called it hedge, it probably has another name. At this time i cant post any photos, but I hope my description has been helpful. My intention is to use this wood for rustic work. Most people in Mississippi consider it a pest because it is said to cause allergey problems in spring time.


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#1 posted 05-09-2011 02:02 PM

Yeah it turns really well, esp for training purposes. You can do extremely thin spindles or goblets due to it’s tight straight grain, it’s mildly figured with a delicate creamy color that will polish up a treat and even look a little like marble…... at least thats what its like hear in OZ

-- There is always an opportunity to learn. . . .Steve Mcgrady. . Sydney, Australia.

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