Turning Archive 2005
>A few days ago some one ask about Ipe and I responded that it was very hard. Yesterday we were planing some Black Ipe in our helical head planer and here is the result. About 20 cutter knives blown out of the planer and as you can see some pieces lodged in the wood. The pieces of cutters going to the dust collector sounded like a machine gun. Bloodwood and Purple Heart are like working with butter compared to this stuff but it sure is beautiful.