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Forum topic by SergioC posted 02-15-2011 02:12 AM 1580 views 0 times favorited 1 reply Add to Favorites Watch
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SergioC

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02-15-2011 02:12 AM

Any experiences/tips for Katalox (mexican royal ebony)? Planing, glueing, etc. I ordered some for a chess board project. The other squares will be bird’s eye maple. Thanks.


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#1 posted 02-15-2011 02:42 PM

Katalox is oily so be sure to wipe it down with acetone or lacquer thinner before gluing up your pieces. It has an interlocked grain that can be difficult to plane without tearout at times. Very dense so take light cuts!

-- McKinney Hardwood Lumber --Specializing in exotic and figured hardwood lumber http://www.mckinneyhardwoods.com -McKinney, TX

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