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Thread: Hickory isn't wood,

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    Hickory isn't wood,

    its the winged hell-spawn of satan.

    I'd forgotten how much I hated working with this stringy, heavy, oily, tension'd up crap.
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    Gee Karl. Don't hold back. Tell us how you really think.
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    I think he really likes it, he just trying to drive us away from it, so he can have it all.
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    No, i think he is just giving us very viable info proving that he is indeed working with some
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    Gotta agree with Karl! I did a kitchen island last year, for my niece, and I don't ever want to use Hickory again, unless it's an axe handle. Nastiest (and worst smelling) wood I've worked with in a long time.
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    Works just fine on a few pork shoulders in my smoker

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    I was thinking about using hickory for the desk I'm building instead of ash because it was less expensive until the guy at the lumber mill said using granite would be easier to work with.
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    I was just venting. I had a tiny little project for the local Re-Bath office that a buddy of mine manages. Just a mirror frame, and a sort of box to hang lights from. I will say it sands nicely, but thats it.

    I started sizing material with a shaper, instead of doing it with the planer. And when I size stuff with the shaper, I do a climb cut, and most of the time the finished cut borders on glorious, but with hickory there was still some tear out. grrr. but it was minimal....
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    Try some locust.......makes hickory look good. Not great, just good.

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    Karl you might be interested in working some Ziricote. It's alternate name is 'devil wood' It has the property of heating up real fast when you sand it. Will melt micromesh in a heartbeat.
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