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Fred W. Hargis Jr

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I'll be cutting down a couple of peach trees this fall (I hope) and I'm wondering if I should try to salvage some turning pieces out of them. Is this a wood to work with? The remaining wood will be salvaged for the smoker, I'm told it's a great wood for that.

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Most wood from fruit trees tend to be hard to dry without cracking.  Get the ends sealed up as soon (or NOW!) as possible after the tree is down.  I never turned Peach so cannot testify to its look.

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I have turned some peach but it was a bit diseased so made for some interesting pieces. It does crack as all fruitwoods will so seal or use as soon as possible. It does have some wonderful color.

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Always a conundrum when it comes to fruit wood. It is great for turning but prone to cracking as already mentioned. Also great  in the smoker.

 

Steve

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