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  • The best wood for kerfing?

    has anyone had any experiece with kerfing?
    i would like to know what the best hardwoods for kerfing wood be
    thanks

  • #2
    This is a guess not experience but I would have though a wood with a long grain like ash would be best. Short grain woods such as oak would be very likely to snap. Maybe sycamore? Not beech that can be brittle as well.

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    • #3
      I am not sure but I don't think there is a good or bad wood I know man made boards work very well for this like MDF and PLY but i think there is a mathematical solution to this if you look at the second link it explaines it beter than I could. It does say use a test piece first so I am assuming that means it works better with some woods. I have only ever used this method with ply before.


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      • #4
        thanks for the advice!

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        • #5
          Birch, I think.
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          Scorch

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