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Barbara Gill

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#1 posted 08-25-2012 08:51 PM

I cut an American Elm up into very wide boards many years ago. They dried nice and flat. Elm has interlocking grain so it an be a challenge to power plane. Often hand planes are used to avoid tear out.
I love to use Elm for platters. The interlocking grain makes for a very pretty plate.

-- Barbara

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