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On 6/24/2019 at 8:18 AM, Chestnut said:

We have honey locust trees around here as well. I'd like to grab one some day and chainsaw mill it just to see how nasty it is compared to something like the exotics or hickory.

It's hard, but it certainly cuts well enough when wet. My error was thinking that I could save some wear on the saw by splitting it.

Epic fail.

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8 hours ago, RichardA said:

I learned a long time ago, that to split those gnarly woods. You have to wait until the temp is below freezing for a week or more. Then it splits like oak.

When was the last time you recall below freezing temps for a full week in TN? Or LA, for that matter??? :lol:

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12 hours ago, RichardA said:

I learned that in East Tennessee, back when the weather was consistant.

Yeah, far enough back it would do that. There is a story in my family about my great-grandmother's brother or uncle, who moved to Texas, driving his mule wagon across the Mississipi on the ice.

At Memphis.

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