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Thread: king palm recently cut... is it worth a stump?

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    king palm recently cut... is it worth a stump?

    I have no Idea. I had them cut it between 6 & 7 ft. Is it worth preserving for stump carving? Should I seal the top with anchor seal etc? Or just get rid of it?

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    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Yorktown, Virginia
    I couldn't find any reference to the use of King palm wood for any purpose, so if Google can't find it you have to assume it is just too fibrous to be of value. From what I could tell, it's not even good to burn. You might be able to stabilize small pieces for pen blanks?

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    Aug 2014
    St. Mary's, Georgia
    Its chips out a lot, I've tried it an unless you get it stabilized its only good for pens as for carving I haven't seen anyone using it

    If you are going to make something nice, make it with a statement, use quality an do it right the first time

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    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    North West Indiana
    Dale, do you mind putting your location in your profile? Won't help me answer this specific question, but in the future, it may come in handy for someone. If it is like black palm, it is stringy but can be turned but I use thin CA for finish on it for a reason.

    God and family, the rest is icing on the cake. I'm so far behind, I think I'm in first place!


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    Nov 2006
    Mountain Home, Arkansas
    All palms may not be created alike. But, I have tried turning some, kind unknown. It was like turning granite. Nebber again.
    "Folks is funny critters."

    Think for yourselves and let others enjoy the privilege to do so, too. ~Voltaire

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