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    What does silver wattle good for?

    Does anyone knows if wattle is good for anything other than firewood? Chopping block-bow limbs-wood turning? Got a big wattle tree on a fence line that needs chopping up and I thought ask before cutting it up into pennies.
    Nothing is tough about having a 70 lb bow and looking like an uncoordinated praying mantis while trying to pull it back.

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    @40mm ?
    Nothing is tough about having a 70 lb bow and looking like an uncoordinated praying mantis while trying to pull it back.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Boar Freak View Post
    Does anyone knows if wattle is good for anything other than firewood? Chopping block-bow limbs-wood turning? Got a big wattle tree on a fence line that needs chopping up and I thought ask before cutting it up into pennies.
    I had a wee block of them (pruned straight barrels) , I never seen them mature , but I'm sure they Veneer it . I kept some sections of trees I thinned , they all split real bad , even the real hard heart timber .
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    Quote Originally Posted by Boar Freak View Post
    Does anyone knows if wattle is good for anything other than firewood? Chopping block-bow limbs-wood turning? Got a big wattle tree on a fence line that needs chopping up and I thought ask before cutting it up into pennies.
    I wouldnt know sorry, maybe it makes good charcoal..... black powder maybe?
    firewood is good though.
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    Tassie blackwood is the most prized wattle for timber, veneer and turning. Silver wattle is yellowish with black flecks and reasonably hard. Chopping blocks could be a good use but the crafty could possibly make a small table or something from it, would be a labour of love as it takes a long time to dry and the sapwood is a bit doughy.
    Unless the bole is around half a metre in diameter dont expect to get much useable wood for cabinetry out of it. It is of course excellent firewood though.

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    Thanks for the info guys. Will give the chopping blocks a try and turn the rest into firewood. @Marty Henry it's a big tree but its not worth milling. Borrowed a portable mill a few years ago to cut up some of the pine from our place. It's bloody hard work on your own.
    Nothing is tough about having a 70 lb bow and looking like an uncoordinated praying mantis while trying to pull it back.

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    I gathered some young trees for stick shanks ... if there is any borer in any wood within a mile, the borers will get it ... !!
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