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Forum topic by RussellAP posted 11-30-2012 03:37 AM 2236 views 0 times favorited 1 reply Add to Favorites Watch
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11-30-2012 03:37 AM

I got a piece of this the other day. I’m making an artful balancing clock. I have some (hopefully) curly maple on the lathe for the clock blank. I am waiting for the clock to arrive before completing the blank.

I like this wood. Too bad it’s so very rare. It’s very hard and 600g polishes it to glass like smoothness.

I will say that it doesn’t drill very well. My forstner bit almost melted down.

Has anyone worked this wood before?

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#1 posted 11-30-2012 04:55 AM

I was handed a block of that from someone who had it left over from a project. Piece was 2”x6”x3’ and heavy as they get. He wanted a bird feeder from it so I partially made 3 of them. Made the sides and roof for all three, used white oak on the rest. Turns out I have a severe reaction to them, it kicked me from the shop for a week before I cleared up enough to go in and suck up all the dust which kicked me from the shop for almost another week. Pretty stuff but I’ll stay away.

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