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    getting some wood

    A friend is giving me a couple trees that are down. One is a walnut, cut about a year ago. He says it's pretty large. Other is a recently cut persimmon about a foot in diameter. I have plenty of walnut planks and don't need more so I'm pretty sure we (I'm taking help) will cut in chunks for turning. The persimmon will also be cut in chunks. I'll cut the length to approximate the diameter. Will wait until our current very cold weather moderates before going for it. Pictures will follow at cutting up time.
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    Sounds like a great haul. I'm sure you're all a-twitter at the prospect. Ok...perhaps "a-twitter" is a bit out there. It does sound like a great bunch of wood!

    Have you worked with persimmon before? I have an opportunity to get some persimmon board (rough cut), and was wondering what kind of wood it is.
    I keep cuttin, but it just ain't gettin any longer!!!

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    I know persimmon was once used for golf clubs because of its grain. I have several of them...have thought about using them for bottle stopper blanks??

    Looking forward to the pics Frank...congrats!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sandy Masquith View Post
    Sounds like a great haul. I'm sure you're all a-twitter at the prospect. Ok...perhaps "a-twitter" is a bit out there. It does sound like a great bunch of wood!

    Have you worked with persimmon before? I have an opportunity to get some persimmon board (rough cut), and was wondering what kind of wood it is.
    Persimmon is very hard, a kinda pinkish color. As others have said, it was once used for golf clubs. I have made a few pens from it, turns nicely.
    Can you say "twitter" on FW?
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    Sounds like a fun haul. I've seen some nice persimmon pieces before. (And the walnut goes without saying...turning blanks for sure.) Congrats.
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    Good haul Frank. Ought to keep ya busy for a day or two.
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    Sounds great Frank, nice haul!

    Persimmon makes REALLY great for mallets!
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    Great haul Frank!

    Did you lose your power?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stuart Ablett View Post
    Sounds great Frank, nice haul!

    Persimmon makes REALLY great for mallets!

    Yes, but I have some dogwood and Osage Orang sitting waiting to be made into gavels. Persimmon later.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pete Jordan View Post
    Great haul Frank!

    Did you lose your power?
    Nope. We lucked out. The ice storm went south and east. South Arkansas and into Mississippi got hit. Lotsa accidents in Little Rock yesterday.
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