The Honey Locust tree grows quickly to a height up to 100 feet tall, but is short-lived, living "only" around 120 years. It is popular as an ornamental plant, especially in colder climates where few other trees can survive. Most specimens I see around here are pretty small and are decorative. The picture below is a large specimen honey locust.
The black locust, on the other hand, looks to be a good species, tough, rot resistant, good grain, I think I'd like to try working with some of that. The Black Locust apparently was abundant when the country was founded, and is being farmed again. The board is a chunk of Black Locust, pretty nice grain and color.
The more I do, the less I accomplish.