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Forum topic by Tommy posted 11-23-2010 03:00 AM 882 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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11-23-2010 03:00 AM

I’ve had someone offer Cypress to work with. However, I noticed that Woodcraft and Rockler don’t sell Cypress and I haven’t heard anyone here mention it. Is it a good wood to work with? Hard or soft? Potential pitfalls? I mostly make bandsaw boxes and small stuff like that if it helps answer my question.

Any input welcome.

-- Tommy, ---- It's Never Crowded On the Extra Mile.

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#1 posted 11-23-2010 03:14 AM

Great wood for out door projects. Won’t rot and is supposed to be insect resistant. Soft wood and mills nicely. Sharp tools are recommended, however shouldn’t dull your tools. Kinda looks like pine, but with a different smell. Finishes well. Hope this helps.

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#2 posted 11-23-2010 03:20 AM

if you use any hand tools low angle planes dont work so well on cypres

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