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#1 posted 08-25-2012 08:50 PM

I get it from a local mill with logs cut in my community. It is open grain, light in color with some gold in it. It is heavy, hard, and very strong. The grain indeed twists and makes it somewhat difficult to work with. It works well when using scrapers, sanders, and sharp circular saws. Joiners power planers and routers can result in some chipping. Hope this helps. I have made a number of things with it and it can be very attractive especially when using an analine dye on it.

-- Roger M, Aiken, SC

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