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Re: "Hardest" species
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Re: "Hardest" species ()

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Yeah it's taken a long time but I've slowly come around to the conclusion that its at least usually smarter to adjust the wood used to my tooling and capabilities than vice-versa. There is always the desire to try something new of course which sometimes leads one a ways down a blind alley 8)

I DO like some of the harder woods, like ebony (except the cracking problem) for small stuff with lots of detail work on then.. although in some cases its much easier to get as much detail into gentler woods like cherry.. that's not true in all cases though.

Definitely a case by case situation. I think if I need some trenails for a boat or something I'll be motivated to revisit the black locust :)

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