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Forum topic by JebStuart posted 03-25-2014 12:55 AM 946 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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JebStuart

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03-25-2014 12:55 AM

I have to take out a rather large persimmon tree and would like to harvest the timber for a future furniture project. I’m a real rookie all the way around so I could use as much help as I can get.

Thanks,

—Jeb

-- --Jeb, Virginia, facebook.com/restorationfarmva


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richardwootton

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#1 posted 03-25-2014 12:57 AM

I would love to have a big persimmon like that. Find some one with a portable band mill to come out and mill it for you.

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

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Monte Pittman

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#2 posted 03-25-2014 01:11 AM

I am not sure how much persimmon warps when drying. If it’s prone to warping, then you want to let it dry in log former for a couple years. Otherwise get the log to a sawmill slab it and stack it. Tie or weight it down for drying. Remember to properly sticker it for drying.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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redSLED

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#3 posted 03-25-2014 01:17 AM

Future colour photo please of persimmon lumber!! Quarter-sawn 1×4 180-grit sanded would be just wonderful thank you.

-- Perfection is the difference between too much and not enough.

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WDHLT15

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#4 posted 03-25-2014 03:40 AM

It is a very difficult species to dry. I have sawn and dried a good bit of it. If you want 3/4” finished lumber, have it sawn at 1.25” It is bad to twist and warp, but it is beautiful wood and well worth the effort.

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

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mahdee

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#5 posted 03-25-2014 11:46 AM

a large persimmon tree can sell for several thousands. They used to (still do) make propellers for airplanes and the strike part for golf clubs.

-- earthartandfoods.com

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