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post #1 of 6 Old 05-31-2015, 11:57 PM Thread Starter
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Would anybody buy persimmon wood?

I joined this forum specifically to ask this question. I have land with a bunch of persimmon trees which I am caring for. I want to know if woodworkers are interested in persimmon wood. And to a lesser extent sycamore and tulip poplar. I'm considering buying a small sawmill.

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I tryd harvesting some persimmon trees, most of the wood turned a ufly grayish black color.When I looked into the reason why apparently persimmon has a high sugar content.Trees need to be cut at the right time or mold and bacteria will spoil the woods color..The few boards that didn't turn gray were not very interesting and warped badly.Aj
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Persimmon wood is quite popular with woodturners. It's quite hard and dense, and takes a nice finish. I shouldn't think you would have a problem selling it. If there is a wood turning club in your area, you might offer it there

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Yeah, it is hard and dense. What do wood turners make with it? It doesn't seem to have a lot of character, at least not to me.
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persimmon wood

You could make wooden golf clubs or smoking pipes if you were so inclined.
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You could make wooden golf clubs or smoking pipes if you were so inclined.
I'd be more inclined to make chunks of persimmon and and mail them to you. You could turn them into golfclubs or pipes, firewood. Whatever you like.
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