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If the term curly refers to the stripes then what do you call the grain.Aren't they both grain.
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Curly Maple.I used to call the stripes figure and the "grain" curly because the "grain" is curly and the stripes aren't,DUH!But then I findout that the stripes are called curly.Ok,then what is the grain called.You can't call it curly because that's what the stripes are.Youcan't call it grain because they are both grain.SO WHAT IS IT CALLED!!:censored:
A water bottle a rag and a hand plane.Ask first,but they shouldn't have a problem with that.It's also easier to see the curl on the edge of the board.By the way,just incase anyone hasn't experienced it yet,planning and jointing curly maple is a pain in the butt with a fair amount of tearout.I was jointing some last night and it was jumping off the bed!:eek:Can you post a picture of that curly maple?Oh by the way,the curly,curly question is still out there.
Daren Daren Daren.Have you ever seen the movie Single White Female?Unfriggin' believable,that fig.walnut is amazing.Thanks! for the pictures you guys!:eek: :eek:
Back again.Ok, so let me see if I got this straight.The curl is caused by the end grain poking through the face grain.Wow.That looks so obvious now I can't believe I didn't see it before.That's why the curls soak up more stain,because they're endgrain.click.So to answer my question;The squiggly lines are reffered to as grain.But eventhough the curls are grain,they aren't reffered to as grain but as curl.Hope that's right.By the way,what causes the end grain to poke through?
I have more questions,but I have to go.Thank you soooo much.This is where my main intrest lies and you're helping alot.:thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
Oh my god!Maybe I don't have to go:no:
Ok,I got the compressoin curl part.That cross section really helped.I'm not sure I got the part about "irregular stem growth" causing "tension".What does irreg. stem growth mean and how is it caused?How does irreg. stem growth cause tension and what exactly is meant by tension?:eek: Sorry,but one answer leads to 10 more questions.I've bought a few books and visited some sites,but none of them goes into this type of detail.If you could recommend one it might cut my questions from 1,000 a month to 100.:yes: Something that not only explains that light and dark colors are caused by seasonal temps.,but also gets into the detail of how you get 10 colors in one piece of wood.
Thanks for sticking with it this long.:thumbsup: See ya later,I got homework. I browsed through the contents of that book,thats what i'm looking for,thanks.
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