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Blog series by teenagewoodworker updated 06-01-2008 03:50 AM 2 parts 1455 reads 10 comments total

Part 1: Ebony

05-24-2008 03:23 PM by teenagewoodworker | 5 comments »

Ebony (Diospyros ebenum) Ebony is a really beautiful wood but is also very, very hard to work with. from my uses of Ebony i have found that it is a very brittle wood and chips very often. it is also very hard to shape using hand tools again because it chips so much. really i have found that the only way to shape it is to sand it and because it is so dark i have a hard time of finding in which direction the grain runs and all it does it chip. also when gluing up Ebony because of the oil con...

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Part 2: Hickory

06-01-2008 03:50 AM by teenagewoodworker | 5 comments »

I know that there is already an entry on hickory but i figure that the more entries we get even if on the same wood our library will grow as everyone will present new ideas. so first off one thing that i noticed with hickory was that it chipped out a lot with router use. what i did to counter this though was take a lot of passes. even if you do take a lot of passes though you can still get chip out. also the king of chip out on hickory are the straight grained boards that are the ones that wo...

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