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Thanks, Warren..

david weaver
I should probably read holtzapffel's text regarding small conical work like chest pieces. I have a couple of text versions but originally purchased them due to the sharpening literature (more archival and less for instruction, just because they have an interesting discussion for razor and tool abrasives).

I should've thought to read it first. I'd have guessed anything that carves wonderfully (boxwood, ebony) would be better for scraping since at least in ebony, the wood doesn't seem to have any conviction to long grain much more significant than it does to side grain.

I'm assuming that most or all of the large boxwood available now is turkish boxwood? Maybe that's always been the case.

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