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Jarrah and Maple ()

david weaver
of how maple is. It's mirror clean, and then there will a spot that is just sh*t.

It's not even good with a cap iron across those spots until the final passes with thinner shavings (though the cap makes those spots tolerable in heavy work and prevents the shaving from coming apart).

never worked jarrah here, but in my flawed imagination of woods, I envision it being slightly softer purpleheart, which is fine to work until you plane the endgrain. Fine doesn't meany easy, but tolerable.

The fact that the good areas around maple work to such a high polish makes the little wrinkles in it stand out more.

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