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I'm trying to determine if hickory or pecan
is a good material for turning.
My next project requires 4 table legs
That are 7 inches in diameter at the largest
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My only thought is "turned hickory equals baseball bat"

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Yes, Hickory is excellent turning wood. It's hard, so sharp tools are important. Pecan is in the same family as Hickory, so it is good also.
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I've turned gavels, mallets, handles (small stuff) from it - never big things . I's durable and finishes well. I like it.
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