On a recent trip through Georgia, I stopped at Ellis Brothers Pecans in Vienna, and purchased some pecan logs. I can’t wait to try them out. No, these aren’t the high-calorie candy pecan logs of pecans and caramel. These are the actual logs from pecan trees.
The Ellis Brothers store is located on the edge of their pecan groves. The store is filled with all kinds of pecans — pecans you can shell yourself, bags of shelled pecans, and a wide variety of pecan candies (from milk-chocolate-covered pecans to pecan brittle). One of the treats of the store is that you can sample the nuts, which I did — deciding on a large bag of the Ellis pecans to add to salads and yogurt. Because I like the pecans, I thought I might like the pecan wood. One of the workers walked with me to a storage shed in the grove to let me pick out my pecan logs. I’m now deciding what these pecan logs will become — bowls, pendants? In a later post, I’ll let you see what I decide.
Well, John, my experience with hickory makes me think I will need sharp tools indeed. Working with the nest/flue area with hand tools on hickory was a memorable experience. Thanks for the warning about the pecan!
Pecan is a very beautiful close grained wood that is rather hard like hickory, buts works well with sharp tools.
Well, I guess I’ll need to try a pecan flute. I take it you have made pecan flutes, John? Is the wood hard to work with around the nest?
Pecan makes lovely flutes.
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