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Persimmon
« on: September 26, 2021, 03:16:01 PM »
I have an opportunity to get some persimmon logs to mill up.  Iíve never heard of this species before.  Iím curious on how much this wood sells for per board foot.

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Re: Persimmon
« Reply #1 on: September 26, 2021, 04:58:55 PM »
some call it white walnut.  a good hardwood.  may need sterilized.  the stuff i cut for a guy was full of bugs, and after he air dried it, I sterilized it for him.

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Re: Persimmon
« Reply #2 on: September 26, 2021, 07:05:13 PM »
Very difficult to find persimmon lumber.  It is valuable.  I sell it for the same price as walnut.  I sell some that is quartersawn, clear, and kiln dried, planed for $20 to $25 per bf for guitar fingerboards.  Not a lot of volume but a lot of value.  The turkey call makers really like it too.  
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Re: Persimmon
« Reply #3 on: September 27, 2021, 05:08:53 PM »
Butternut is known as white walnut, persimmon is the American ebony. To me it seems closer kin to  smiley_devil
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Re: Persimmon
« Reply #4 on: September 27, 2021, 06:28:30 PM »
It is very difficult to dry flat, for sure. 
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« Reply #5 on: September 28, 2021, 08:26:08 AM »
I picked up a persimmon log once and vowed not to do it again. It warped and twisted really bad and stunk! Maybe a bacterial infection?? I think this particular log was just a dog. 
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