turning IPE

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DwightE

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Jun 8, 2016
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Wasilla Alaska
Any thoughts or experiences with using IPE? Had a pen crack in several places post finishing with CA. I may try to disassemble and stabilize. I do know it is harder than heck.
 

1080Wayne

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Feb 5, 2006
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Brownfield, Alberta, Canada.
Many possible reasons for that kind of cracking . Wood not dry , Heat generated by drilling , turning , sanding . My approach on dense woods is to drill with water in the hole , removing chips after about 1/8 inch increments .Suspect stabilization may not help much on Ipe .
 
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