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Old 09-13-2017, 02:15 PM   #5 (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.
This article ( mentions that flat sawn sycamore is difficult to dry without defects, whereas quarter sawn is much easier to dry. I wonder if this might contribute to the difference between the two?
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