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Re: Question on strike buttons

Warren in Lancaster, PA
Here are some notes on your plane woods for those who may not be familiar.

Sorb is Sorbus domestica which is in the same genus as our American mountain ash, Sorbus americana, but significantly harder.

Hornbeam, Carpinus betulus is very similar to our American hornbeam, Carpinus caroliniana, and European beech is similar to our American beech.

"Green oak" may have caused some questions in these circles. In French, it is chene vert, in Latin Quercus ilex, which is an evergreen oak like live oak of SE United States. The evergreen oaks are generally much harder and finer textured than the other oaks.

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