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#1 posted 06-28-2017 06:12 PM

It’s fairly hard (not as hard as often claimed, IME) and frequently has “flame” figure, though it’s not chatoyant like maple or walnut. Otherwise it’s pretty plain.

The wood isn’t brittle (despite the claims one often sees). The trees just fall apart because of the trees’ structure and the penchant for bark inclusions. The limbs actually grow against each other until the strong one pushes the others off the tree.

But, yeah, it’s good for turning, tool handles, mallets, etc.


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