|Forum topic by bonobo||posted 360 days ago||491 views||0 times favorited||4 replies|
360 days ago
I need to make a panel gauge and I’m eying a piece of tiger striped hard maple from my scrap pile. I inherited it from my dad’s intarsia pile, so it has pretty wiggly grain and a few knots but I think I could get the pieces I need from it.
I obviously don’t want to test it to failure, so I just thought I’d ask here – if I make a 3/4” x 1/2” stick about 2 feet long from a “reasonably” straight section, am I just asking for trouble? Is it likely to snap the second time I use it?
I’d normally use something straight grained but all I have is some very open grainy ash and soft sapele.
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