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i sawed a curly soft maple last year , it had the raised lines around the log as i was talking about in the other curly maple post, question is when i sawed this log every place on the board that there was the curl line across the grain of the board it left a raised spot on the board,is this some type of compression or some type of quilting?
 

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CW, from my limited experience working with the figured stuff, my guess would be compression that causes those spots to be more dense than the surrounding wood fibers so as it dries the curl line actually shrinks less than the surrounding wood leaving the little high spots. I sawed one 2 yrs ago and saw the same thing. I started working some before it was completely at equlibrium dryness and they returned when planed but not as bad as prior planing obviously. After it was truely dry and planed the high spots didn't return. Gene
 
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