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Forum topic by plantek posted 02-07-2012 04:56 AM 2031 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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plantek

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02-07-2012 04:56 AM

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Howdy Folks,

A friend of mine a work buys Almond wood by the cord for fire wood. He’s stated many times how hard the wood is. It got me wonder if it any good for say turning?
I plan to ask him for a piece just to mess around with.
Have any of you worked with Almond wood?

Thanks in advance…

Ken

-- If you want it and it's within reason... It's on it's way!


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Danpaddles

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#1 posted 02-07-2012 06:05 AM

fruit wood in general can be hard to use. I have used pear, it is unstable, and some of the short boards are still cracking, 12 years after I cut it.

The fact that a google search turns up nothing for almond wood, beyond firewood, tells me it is probably no bargain. Unless you do small projects, or you want it for trim, or maybe turning.

let us know how it turns!

-- Dan V. in Indy

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#2 posted 02-07-2012 06:18 AM

Just because it’s “hardwood” doesn’t mean it’s useful for turning, or an other general use. Most woods in that family (drupes) don’t seem to be good for turning. YMMV.

-- Random Orbital Nailer

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#3 posted 02-07-2012 06:38 AM

I have turned Almond. It is very beautiful, when you open the wood. Finishes very well. The the wood is very ‘Squirley’ when it dries. Twist, cracks and when it is done with that, it twists and cracks some more.
But the several pieces I have worked with were very beautiful. Stricking. Not like some of the exotics, but very simply & beautiful manner.

First, make sure you have some dry wood. or, If you want the cracking, go for the 12% -15% wood.
You will not be disapointed.
Ira

-- Rustfever, Central California

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