Hand Tools

Subject:
Impressions of Sycamore *PIC*

Jim Matthews
It's softer than Poplar, harder than Butternut.

It saws straight and true, even resawing.

Planing a QS panel was best across the width, at an angle approaching 90°.
I still had lotsa tearout, even at a very fine shaving.

It produces a powdery sanding dust which fills in tear out, that is difficult to detect until shellac is applied.

I've had my fun, if you want some to make a Mandolin top from.

If should make good looking coasters, too.

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