Hand Tools Archive

Subject:
Re: Tree to tree differences

David Weaver
Thanks, Larry - you say they're similar in the ray plane and the ring plane when wet. Does it change at all when dry?

I don't know if it's universally true, but one of the things that I think makes cherry and beech easier to plane perpendicular to the rays is that the early wood tears some. If it tears a lot, then it takes a fine set to get a decent surface.

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