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Re: Anybody have experience with Ironwood [Re: coal miner] #7348114
09/05/21 05:55 AM
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hornbeam is what people refer to as ironwood here.

Re: Anybody have experience with Ironwood [Re: coal miner] #7348567
09/05/21 06:57 PM
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Arizona/Mexico Ironwood

Re: Anybody have experience with Ironwood [Re: coal miner] #7348575
09/05/21 07:15 PM
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I've not worked with ironwood. True desert ironwood (Olneya tesota) comes from Mexico, California, or Arizona. It has a Janka hardness of 2980 lbs. Compare that with most oaks which are around 1300. I have worked quite a bit with Mountain Mahogany (Cercocarpus ledifolius) which grows around here where I live. It is (arguably) the hardest wood that is native to North America, at a Janka hardness of 3200. I've tried it extensively for knife scales, but I do not use it any longer. I was finishing a knife handle and accidently dropped the thing on a cement floor. It shattered into a million fragments, just as glass would shatter. Figured if it was that hard, I didn't want it for knife scales. Unfortunate, as it has some beautiful figure and color. I suspect that desert ironwood might react the same to being dropped on cement or rocks, although I do know knifemakers that use it extensively.

Hope this helps.

Jack

Re: Anybody have experience with Ironwood [Re: Gulo] #7348699
09/05/21 09:17 PM
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Thanks , I am going to make Knive scales but lately I really enjoy using Camel Bone

Re: Anybody have experience with Ironwood [Re: coal miner] #7348732
09/05/21 10:12 PM
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The dust for desert ironwood is toxic, both to breathe and to the skin (can cause a rash). Be careful sanding it.

Re: Anybody have experience with Ironwood [Re: coal miner] #7348767
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I used a piece in the smoker, thought it was some kind of mesquite wow! Made our mouths numb.


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Re: Anybody have experience with Ironwood [Re: coal miner] #7348791
09/06/21 04:02 AM
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Ostrya virginiana

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Carpinus Caroliniana

Both of these are called musclewood, Ironwood, and hophornbeam


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Re: Anybody have experience with Ironwood [Re: coal miner] #7348798
09/06/21 06:31 AM
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I deal with it every morning when I wake up.


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Re: Anybody have experience with Ironwood [Re: coal miner] #7348818
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In Elkas pic, the top one is it to me though not seen it that large. Grows in some wet areas and indestructible
as coon drags. The wood not dark like miners pic.
Regional "jargon" always interesting.





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