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Forum topic by wiwildcat posted 07-16-2014 12:34 AM 1032 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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wiwildcat

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07-16-2014 12:34 AM

Topic tags/keywords: question milling

Anyone with experience working with Curupay/Cebil wood? How well does it mill, saw, etc. I have a piece that I am thinking would make a good wood mallet head.
Thanks!

-- Wisconsin Wildcat


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#1 posted 07-16-2014 07:52 PM

I haven’t worked with it but I see a janka hardness of 3600 and you know it’s gonna fight you a bit. Here’s what wood database says:

Workability: Generally hard to work with on account of its irregular grain and high density. Cebil also has a pronounced blunting effect on cutters. Turns well.

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#2 posted 07-16-2014 08:09 PM

Thanks LiveEdge.
It’s a heavy piece of wood and I guess I will need to sharpen frequently. I am going to try it.

-- Wisconsin Wildcat

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#3 posted 07-17-2014 12:57 AM

I have used it a good while back…sometime in the early 1980’s I made a queen size four poster bed out of curupay for someone and it was definitely a hard and dense wood. It made it through the flooding of hurricane Katrina back in 2005 and I ended up getting the footboard back and converted it into a table.

It works well and takes a very good finish as any hard wood will do. With sharp tools and patience you can definitely create some good looking pieces of work

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#4 posted 07-17-2014 02:00 AM

Thanks for your input Greg. The piece I have is small, but the grain and color are nice.

-- Wisconsin Wildcat

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