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  • Has anyone worked with wood from palm trees

    Just curious if anyone has any experience working with palm wood? I have read it has a high silica content and dulls blades quickly. Any experience or info you have would be much appreciated.

    Cheers Dennis

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    Re: Has anyone worked with wood from palm trees

    Hello my British Cousin,

    I have used tongue-and-groove palm wood for a floor installation. While it is relatively inexpensive, it warps like a screw. As I recall, about 20% of the stock was un-usable for the project. Overall, I thought the look was great but a pain to install. Hope this helps.

    Zeno
    “Make yourself an honest man, and then you may be sure that there is one less scoundrel in the world.” —Thomas Carlyle

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      Re: Has anyone worked with wood from palm trees

      Hello my British Cousin,

      I have used tongue-and-groove palm wood for a floor installation. While it is relatively inexpensive, it warps like a screw. As I recall, about 20% of the stock was un-usable for the project. Overall, I thought the look was great but a pain to install. Hope this helps.

      Zeno
      “Make yourself an honest man, and then you may be sure that there is one less scoundrel in the world.” —Thomas Carlyle

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        Re: Has anyone worked with wood from palm trees

        I have turned a couple pens from palm. It turns well with sharp tools at a high speed, but has this nasty habit if too much materal is trying to be removed to explode, it is a grass after all. With thin cuts I was able to turn them without too many "tram lines".

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          Re: Has anyone worked with wood from palm trees

          here in sofla the palms a way too fiborous to do anything with!

          m

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          • #6
            Re: Has anyone worked with wood from palm trees

            Here in Arizona, we have thousands of palms. All we hope for is a lightning strike and they burn to the ground! LOL
            Congratulations to Mr. "the sky is falling" Al Gore, nominated the new Village Idiot!

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