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post #1 of 6 Old 05-21-2020, 10:22 AM Thread Starter
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is waddywood safe for cutting boards?

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post #2 of 6 Old 05-21-2020, 04:17 PM
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I had never heard of it, so I looked it up. According to the Wood Database, there is no unusual toxicity, but it is rare, so information is limited.


It looks like a very dense wood in the acacia family, one of the densest woods I have ever read about. It must be a challenge to work. Plan on sharpening your tools a lot.
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zingreer ~ just out of curiosity, do you have any photos of it to share ?
where did you get it, how much do you have, how long has it cured ??

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Gut feeling says no because of the grain structure, going off the line Tool posted its diffuse porous, and porous wood is generally a no-no for cutting boards. That said, the high density of the wood might counterbalance that, though i do kinda doubt it

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Thanks for all the responses. I am a proud member of the Greenville (SC) Woodworkers Guild. We have 800+ members and a 20,000 sf shop. The Guild buys its wood from multiple sources. That's where I found the waddywood while I was browsing the wood storage area. Once in a while the Guild will make unusual purchases of wood normally not stocked. A couple years ago we had a great deal on some American Cherry. The wayydwood is 8/4 approx 6"x27" and about 10 pieces available. It is really beautiful. I can mill it using the Guild shop equipment.
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Googling waddywood, I come up with acacia in most of the pics. Is that just another name for acacia wood?
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