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#1 posted 05-16-2012 02:09 AM

You are right about black gum. Very difficult to dry straight without twist and warp. Plane it nice and flat, and the next day it has a twist. This comes from the spiral grain in the wood that is also seen in the elms, sweetgum, and sycamore.

Sassafras looks like ash, just browner, and not as hard. Really beautiful stuff.

-- Danny Located in Perry, GA. Forester. Wood-Mizer LT40HD35 Sawmill. Nyle L53 Dehumidification Kiln.

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