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Locast wood (Read 292 times)
 
Rick Caron
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Locast wood
Aug 1st, 2017 at 5:15pm
 
How does  locust  turn????   Is it like  Pecancreet  i have    6  blanks  of  locast wood.    Is it to nasty  to turn??????????
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Re: Locast wood
Reply #1 - Aug 1st, 2017 at 6:18pm
 
Hard, and full of silica, which dulls cutters, but shines up nice. Contrasting grain, and strong. Good for tool handles.
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Re: Locast wood
Reply #2 - Aug 1st, 2017 at 6:54pm
 
Traditionally used for pasture fence posts because it doesn't decay quickly.   Wink
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Re: Locast wood
Reply #3 - Aug 1st, 2017 at 9:01pm
 
If still green, not bad at all, but when dry.... hard as cement.
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Rick Caron
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Re: Locast wood
Reply #4 - Aug 2nd, 2017 at 5:07pm
 
Still green       thanks for the  info
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Reply #5 - Aug 1st, 2017 at 10:09pm
 
Locust is only slightly more defining than "tree".  There are many species, all legumes.  Soft and hard.  Turn them green and they all turn well.  Live Oak is the hardest wood native to the US and it cuts great green and is  Tonguehorrible when dry.
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