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College Station, TX
(Zone 8b)

March 24, 2009
3:22 PM

Post #6312770

Tasty sweet berries and wood that is much better than they say. It is quite soft while it is a tree, however it shrinks a lot and becomes a reasonably hard wood. Apart from taking dye easily and steam bending easily, it has one other really nice advantage. It holds up really well on a hammer blow. Here is a bit of data on the wood. This makes it just the thing for a mallet that is going to see horrible horrible hard use. I made this one to use on a froe. No worse job can be given to a mallet.


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Calvert City, KY
(Zone 7a)

March 24, 2009
3:43 PM

Post #6312859

Thank you for this information and for the link. It's good to know hackberry wood can be used for more than meets the eye. I have taken a look at your blog and you have some excellent wood products, so it is nice to know that you are very well acquainted with woods and what can be done with them, even those that are deemed by some to be unusable.
Important knowledge for this time in our lives.

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