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Posted on What's your favorite wood to work with?

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#1 posted 11-29-2012 09:56 PM

Beech. It’s strong and hard and easy to cut with any tools and for me the warmest. Steamed beech has wonderful color as well. Beech can move quite a lot though. That’s why I do measure moisture content.
Red willow for its incredible burls. (Tomorrow I’ll post some pictures.)
Larch for durability and for its scent.
I like black locust for its beauty and hardness but it’s not easy to work with.
And what is yours?

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