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post #1 of 7 Old 02-11-2020, 01:03 PM Thread Starter
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General question guys...Have any of you worked with Locust? Pros...cons?


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I've never worked with Locus, but I've heard it's kind of like Hickory, but doesn't splinter as much. Have you seen the grain in turned BL? Beautiful. Sorry not much help.
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Black locust is hard and brittle, splits easy. Turns nice. Cut fence posts and used them green 20 years ago. Posts still solid as rocks. Black locust glows under a black light. I had a couple small boards of black locust, not enough to make anything more then a picture frame. Saw mill nearby uses locust for beams and supports.
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Thanks guys...I was just wondering, as locust is plentiful in my area.


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I've used the yellow locust on a few projects. We use it for fence posts as well.
Great to work with really, just hard on blades and sand paper. Beautiful yellowish color when it's finished.
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Thanks guys...I was just wondering, as locust is plentiful in my area.


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Forgot to mention, I believe it's good for outdoor projects. So if you have trees of sawable size, I'd do a few.
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We've been using it for a couple years now. It is hard but works fairly easily. The nice thing about it is that it keeps it's shape really well - however it comes off the mill is how it stays, even wide thin slices do not cup.
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