Spalted persimmon

Mike Stafford

Coastal plain of North Carolina
One of the guys in my Vintage Chips lunch group got hold of some spalted persimmon which he shared. I have turned spalted persimmon before and it can be quite nice. This had minimal spalting and was still quite hard except for one little area which was punky. Persimmon is in the ebony family and is used for golf club heads. Just yesterday I saw an episode of How It's Made about wooden clubs and the show showcased the making of drivers with persimmon heads.

2 1/2" tall and 3 1/2" in diameter.

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Nicely done. I once bought two persimmon trunks intending to make stuff from them knowing it to be a very hard wood. Unfortunately I did not mill them quickly enough and the wormies ate them up. Yes, the wormies love persimmon. If you get some mill asap and stick and stack in a dry location pronto.