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Posted on why so up tight!?

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#1 posted 02-11-2011 06:20 PM

Never heard the term tension wood. I’ve always called it banana-ing. As in in springs into a banana shape when ripped, sometimes rather startling. Cottonwood is the worst i’ve ever experienced doing this. But all woods are susceptible.

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