Hand Tools Archive

Subject:
Bark inclusion
Response To:
Agree... ()

Warren in Lancaster, PA
The defect you had in the maple was not a bark inclusion. A bark inclusion would have been associated with irregular grain like scar tissue or callous wood, as the tree worked to heal over the bark and get back to normal wood.

Your defect was normal grain that was stained and was abusive to the edge. We call these defects mineral streaks in the trade. See Wenger, Panshin, Hoadley, et alia.

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