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Forum topic by weirdone posted 02-25-2011 09:33 AM 1145 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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02-25-2011 09:33 AM

Hi thankyou for the welcome.I heat W/wood am starting to do woodworking, also metal working. Today I draged home a buttonwood,planes, or sycamore tree. Idon’t know why it has three names? I don’t know if it is a soft or hard wood or if it can be used for any thing special or is it just wood. Someday I hop to build a sawmill & saw several logs.

-- Harold, Finger Lakes, NY

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#1 posted 02-25-2011 04:12 PM

Sycamore is a hardwood. It has a very distinctive ray fleck pattern when quarter/riff sawn which makes it highly desirable for flat projects. I really like it for plates but not so much for bowls but that is purely taste.

-- Barbara

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#2 posted 02-25-2011 05:22 PM

Turn a bunch of buttons? Sorry. Just couldn’t help myself.


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