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Wood question
AlohaStation
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Joined: Sep 27, 2004
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From: So FL
Posted: 2007-01-30 06:37 am   Permalink

I have a neighbor that is clearing some trees from his yard and I was wondering if the wood is good for carving.

First is a Macadamia Nut tree - it was damaged in the hurricanes of 2004-05 and has never recovered. I have a nice stump and supporting branches.

Second are some citrus trees - Tangerine and Grapefruit - I have my doubts about these but still curious.

Let me know. Thanks


 
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flynny
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Joined: Jun 19, 2006
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From: Devon, UK
Posted: 2007-01-30 06:42 am   Permalink

Not so sure about certain types of carving, but have used Macademia Nut a few times making knife handles, you can get some really nice grain patterns a bit like Black Palm.
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Flynny


 
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Benzart
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Joined: Jan 09, 2004
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From: Port Saint Lucie, Florida
Posted: 2007-01-30 07:59 am   Permalink

AS, Both those will make Beautiful carvings. Look for them both to be polenty HArd with a a very tight grain. The citrus is a Very Light colored wood that won't take stain easily if you sand it too finely.
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