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#1 posted 03-20-2015 07:05 PM

Another walnut fan. No problems with oak or ash, either. I haven’t worked with cherry enough to have an opinion—hope to change that soon. Interlocked grain in exotics can be difficult, but overall haven’t really had any issues in limited experience.

Least favorite so far? Osage Orange. Nearly impossible to plane and murder on chisels and saws because of the hardness and density, but the final results are oh, so beautiful.

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