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Forum topic by Pittman posted 05-01-2013 09:36 AM 827 views 1 time favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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05-01-2013 09:36 AM

how well does blackjack oak turn on woodlathe

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#1 posted 05-01-2013 06:44 PM

Like and have turned several species of oak. Other than knowing it grows here in NC do not think have turned any Blackjack oak. See no problem turning some have fun.

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#2 posted 05-02-2013 04:42 PM

Never heard of it so I googled; it’s a type of red oak. Let us know how it works out.

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#3 posted 05-02-2013 05:20 PM

Never tried doing any woodworking with it, but growing up we burned a lot. I remember that it dulled chain saw blades in a hurry, so will likely do the same to lathe tools. While the wood is tough and hard, it also had a tendency to split easily and unpredictably many times, so my biggest fear would be a chunk exploding on the lathe. If you do try it, be safe.

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