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    Hickory useable?

    I made a post a few days ago about some hard maple that a buddy gave me that turned into firewood.

    He also had a small amount of Hickory that in rough form looked fine, no holes, (usual end checks) etc.

    Sending through jointer and some discoloration is starting to show through. Is this something to be concerned with i.e. diseased of some sort or just something a novice guy like me can live with. Hopefully the picture does it justice on what I am trying to convey
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    I would not use it for an axe handle or baseball bat but it should be fine for almost anything else.
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    I have used pecan with a similar appearance without issue.
    She said “How many woodworking tools do you need?”
    I said “Why? Do you know someone who is selling some?”


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    Quote Originally Posted by Dennis Ford View Post
    I would not use it for an axe handle or baseball bat but it should be fine for almost anything else.
    thanks for reply.....just starting to get into my own dressing of lumber and dont fully understand the differnce betweeen chararecter and full on issues

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