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07-30-2012 02:10 AM

Anybody out there know where a person could find some 8/4 hickory, or some not flat Lyptus for turning ? I’ve looked at a whole bunch of web sites – nada – or, somebody says, “What’s Lyptus”?

-- When I was a kid I wanted to be older . . . . . this CRAP is not what I expected !

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#1 posted 07-30-2012 02:53 AM

A friend probally has some been drying abt. 2 + years. How much you need?

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#2 posted 07-30-2012 03:01 AM

I got a mess of 8/4 hickory at Albuquerque Hardwoods on 2nd. It wasn’t cheap, but there’s very little choice around here. They aren’t open on weekends, either. It’s long, 12’+, and they won’t crosscut it for you, but if you take your circular saw, they will let you plug into their power (or they let me, once).

-- "A man may conduct himself well in both adversity and good fortune, but if you want to test his character, give him power." - Abraham Lincoln

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#3 posted 07-30-2012 11:58 AM

I have 8/4 pecan, and pecan is a hickory, just prettier than the other hickories. Let me know if pecan will work for you and I can ship you a little. I also have some 6/4 hickory, not sure if I have any 8/4. The 8/4 pecan will be $4.50 per BF and the hickory will be $3.00 per BF. Let me know where you are from and if you are interested.

The pecan is nice. It does not all look like this, but this is an example of some of the grain. BTW, Lyptus is a trade name for eucalyptus lumber that is plantation grown in Brazil and market in the US by Weyerhaeuser Co.

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

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#4 posted 07-30-2012 04:42 PM

I need just about enough to turn some new stretchers for an antique chair, which is hickory, 3 each at 16×2. I looked at the pecan, to light. The chair is presently painted [!] an ugly whatever color, and he wants to refinish in natural, so the hickory has to be it. Since I’m a woodaholic, there’s no doubt I am going to “need” more than what the stretchers call for.

Wood-Mizer: What’s really strange is, some of the people who I contacted about lyptus, and are in the wood business, didn’t have any idea what it is. I was at the Woodworking Show in Denver two years ago, and a wood dealer from NY [ I won’t name who] was there with a semi full of flat and turning blocks – they had no idea what I was talking about !

JJohnston: I live in Albuquerque, so I’ll make a trip down there and see. I got a 12’ chunk of 8/4 cherry from them 6 months ago, and they cross cut for me, so I could get it in my pick-em-up. If you are a member of a local woodworking club, they will sell to you at wholesale. Woodworkers Supply will also do the same. Do coffee ?

-- When I was a kid I wanted to be older . . . . . this CRAP is not what I expected !

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#5 posted 07-30-2012 04:48 PM

Rosebud, I think you’ll really like Lyptus. I bought a bunch at Woodcraft once that had a ton of figure. I think I have a picture of a jewelry chest in my projects that is figured lyptus. I don’t know much about where to find it, though. Good luck!

-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog

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