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RussellAP

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449 days ago

Did you all know that hickory is a species of walnut?
It is.

I got lots this weekend for 120$ Check it out.

A few boards are rough, but most of it is planed and joined and very straight. I need to get it in the shed after the grass dries out. I plan to put some other wood I have in my shop out there to make some room.

-- A positive attitude will take you much further than positive thinking ever will.


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EPJartisan

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#1 posted 449 days ago

Nice score!! Say if you have to cut around any knots… do me a HUGE favor and ship me the small knotty pieces, I will pay shipping and maybe I have something you’d like to swap for, so I can send you a shipping crate as well. Let me know if you’re interested at some point.

-- " 'Truth' is like a beautiful flower, unique to each plant and to the season it blossoms ... 'Fact' is the root and leaf, allowing the plant grow and bloom again."

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#2 posted 449 days ago

There’s a guy here who has a few thousand feet of Hickory for about 1.20 a board foot and I was thinking about picking up some to start building my new work bench. Oh, and nice score!

-- Richard, Hot Springs, Ar -- Galoot In Training

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Bill White

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#3 posted 449 days ago

Russell, all the nut trees are from the same species. Pecan, hickory, walnut, etc. Just different characteristics.
Sure looks like a great haul. That hickory is some heavy and dense wood.
Is it dried well?
Bill

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RussellAP

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#4 posted 449 days ago

Bill, it’s just out of the kiln Saturday. Seems really nice, but I have it laying in the sun for about 6 hours a day at the moment because the path to my storage shed is a bit wet. As soon as the ground dries I’m going to make the shed into a wood storage and free up about 20 sq ft in my shop. I’m knocking stuff over it’s so crowded in there.

-- A positive attitude will take you much further than positive thinking ever will.

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#5 posted 449 days ago

Enjoy Russ

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RussellAP

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#6 posted 449 days ago

Jim, I went out to my sawyer to get some nice 8/4 hedge, but I’d have to wait a year to use any of it. You can’t dry hedge in a kiln. So I decided to grab the hickory. I can use the small pieces for BBQ grilling too. I didn’t buy it with a plan to make anything special, so besides some lamps and maybe a glue up bowl or two, I just have no idea what I’ll do. I’m hoping to have enough walnut to do a complete living room for myself later this year, but the hickory doesn’t figure into that.

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teejk

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#7 posted 449 days ago

Sharpen your tools Russell! That stuff is HARD and tends to check/split (that’s why you generally only see it in tool handles). But looks like you have some usuable boards. The scraps make great smoke on the BBQ.

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#8 posted 449 days ago

I’ll take some of that off load for you. I don’t live that far from you..

-- Tim, Missouri ....Inside every older person is a younger person wondering what the heck happened

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gfadvm

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#9 posted 449 days ago

“You can’t dry hedge in a kiln”. That’s news to me. Is there a reason/explanation?

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RussellAP

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#10 posted 449 days ago

I guess it’s just too hard.

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#11 posted 449 days ago

Not to be technical, but hickory is not a species of walnut. It is, however, in the same family. Hickory (and pecan which is a hickory) are in the genus Carya, while walnut is in the genus Juglans. Still, they are cousins.

Good score on the hickory. Very beautiful, but a real challenge to saw and dry, and it is hard on your tools.

-- Danny Located in Perry, GA. Forester. Wood-Mizer LT15 Sawmill. Nyle L53 Dehumidification Kiln

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sprucegum

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#12 posted 449 days ago

We do not have a lot of hickory around here but I got a hold of a couple of trees a friend found in a woodlot he was harvesting. I have made a couple of adze handles from it, I love how it works with a draw shave and rasp. Much nicer for shaping than the ash and hornbeam I have used for handles in the past, Nice pile of wood enjoy.

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#13 posted 449 days ago

+ 10 for teejk. That stuff is HARD to turn – but – beautiful when done. Sharpen, sharpen, sharpen !

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#14 posted 448 days ago

I dry my Osage at 50% humidity between 80 to a 100 degrees in a home made kiln though they are staves. It just takes care and patience.

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ksSlim

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#15 posted 448 days ago

Well put WDHLT, Master Naturalist here.

Folk in this part of the country don’t that Eastern Red Cedar is actualy of the Juniper family.

Tomj—-you making bows or cooperage?

-- Sawdust and shavings are therapeutic

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