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One property of crabapple wood

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One property of crabapple wood

Postby Bob Gramann » Thu Jan 03, 2019 6:40 pm

I picked up a chunk of crabapple when my neighbor trimmed her tree a couple of weeks ago. I figured I would play with it and see if it was hard enough for a bridge or fingerboard. I don’t expect much out of this chunk since it grew a bit at an angle and it has knots. Anyway, I started to strip the bark before I put it in the shed to dry. You know how when you cut some apples, they start to oxidize and brown. Look at the picture below. The white spots were just cut with the drawknife. The red were scraped only minutes before. The wood reddens so quickly I barely had time to put down the drawknife and pick up the camera.
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