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    has anyone used hickory? it looks nice but i was wondering how hard it was, where i could buy some, does it sand well, and is it expensive. thanks!
    "You should see what I saw!"

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    Hi Scrollerman, I use hickory quite often. I have 5/8" and it is a very hard wood and I use a #9RG olson PGT blade when cutting this wood. I would look into local saw mills or wood suppliers and I am sure that you can order it in different thickness. I just happened to get my wood from work. I am attaching a couple of pictures of pieces that are from hickory the saw blade is hickory the handle is oak and it wasn't bad to cut. Now the sconce set was a bear. Steve
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    • #3
      thanks for your help, i appreciate it!
      "You should see what I saw!"

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      • #4
        I love that saw Steve. The dragon is right up my alley.
        Diane
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        Owner of a nice 21" Excalibur
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        • #5
          I wrote a wood review on Hickory in the spring issue. I found it hard as a rock!!! I cut a puzzle from 1" and it took 6 #7 PGT blades to cut it! The grain and figure were beautiful, though!

          Bob Duncan
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          • #6
            Here is a supplier. I have never dealt with them but have it saved as a "favorite" just in case I need something they have. http://www.curiouswoods.com/
            Mike

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            • #7
              I picked up a 4x4x18" piece of hickory from the scrap bin of the local hardwood supplier but I haven't had the courage to try making anything from it yet. I guess I'll have to give it a try.
              Bill

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              • #8
                Hickory is the preferred wood of a lot of English morris dancers for their stick dances because it is so tough. I once played the music for a team from Nottingham University who tried dancing with mattock handles made of hickory for this very reason. Inevitably, they danced with the gusto of students and managed to break even these sticks. Unfortunately, when their sticks broke, the grain split down the center with explosive force and dislocated a number of the dancers' shoulders. It was a good thing that half of them were medical students!

                Not that this has anything to do with scrolling, of course...

                Gill
                There is no opinion, however absurd, which men will not readily embrace as soon as they can be brought to the conviction that it is readily adopted.
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                • #9
                  Here is another source. http://www.memphishardwoodlumber.com...hardwoods.html
                  Mike

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                  • #10
                    depending where you live, hickory is not any more expensive than oak. Hickory is the hardest <domestic> lumber in the USA. Apple is a very close second place winner. There are harder woods in this country, but they are not domestic woods. Domestic referring to wood that is commercially cut in mass production.
                    Jeff Powell

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                    • #11
                      Keeper Of Time

                      Here is another hickory project. Diane you might like this one too. Steve
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                      • #12
                        WOA!!! I love that one Steve. I see all the cuts and holes in it. Must be a lot of work in that one. Where is that pattern from? I think that is too advanced for me yet but I am still interested.
                        Diane
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                        Owner of a Dewalt 788
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                        • #13
                          Very nice Steve. i've been meaning to buy that pattern for a while ..

                          Diane you can get it here .... http://www.theartfactory.com/Clock%2...the%20Time.htm
                          Ian

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                          • #14
                            Thanks for that info Ian
                            Diane
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                            • #15
                              Stunning. Now that's worth drugging up the woodworm for!



                              Gill
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