[NAFEX] Apple wood
Martha Barrett / Scott Weber
bluestem_farm at juno.com
Fri Feb 20 20:31:21 EST 2004
I have a beautiful wooden spoon I carved out of apple wood. I have used
destined for the wood stove to make spoons, including a piece of curly
ash I found
in a pile of firewood. We also sometimes see curly apple, but nothing
enough to work with yet. I imagine that any apple wood large enough to
split for firewood can yield some wood useful for carving or inlay.
All the wood I've used is from wild trees, so I can't say anything about
Pear wood has long been used for parts of lutes, fingerboards (dyed black
resemble ebony), and one catalogue sells flamed pearwood large enough
for guitar backs and sides. Question I have is what is the difference
stability between pear and apple? I've heard that apple tends to check a
and therefore I've been reluctant to use it for furniture.
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