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Old 09-13-2017, 02:00 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by Edgar View Post
It may not make much difference in small spindle work for many woods, but in my experience (limited as it is), some woods (sycamore & oak in particular) look much different when a pen is made from quarter sawn vs flat sawn wood.
I don't understand how you mean- part of that pen would be qs, the other part flat sawn.

the best picture that I can find is the tree represents the pen blank, when rounded. at 3 o'clock and 9 o'clock you get the qs features, at 12 and 6 the flat sawn features.
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