By Ernest Joyce

First released in 1970 this can be very hot via woodworkers and is fitted to the novice alike. it's been revised to take account of adjustments in perform together with using energy instruments, adhesives and computer-controlled equipment. the 3 sections care for fabrics, instruments and strategies complex development recommendations and steel fittings working a workshop, draughtsmanship, furnishings designs and recovery.

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Medium hard to hard, fine finish. Stable. often finely figured. Fine grain, but some open texture in coarser varieties. One of the most beautiful of all woods. Medium hard, very clean and easy working. B ends well if straight grained. Stable. Yew A very dense softwood. Orange to rich brown in colour with purplish tints, stripes and darker spots. Very smooth and lustrous. Handsome close even grain with fine texture and figure which finishes well. Distinctive white sapwood. Tough, strong, durable, heavy, hard and elastic.

Soft, open but firm texture. No figure. Sottish, easy working and suitable for core work only. Stable. Olivewood Europe Yellowish brown with variegated darker streaks. Hard, heavy and gives a fine lustrous finish. Used for decorative work, inlays and turnery. Padauk West Africa, Burma, Andaman Islands Rich deep red/brown in colour. Coarse texture with an interlocked grain. A heavy timber. Dries slowly but exceptionally stable in use. Used in furniture, fine joinery and for tool handles. PaoRosa West Africa Dense, attractive, straight grained, rose coloured wood, which gives a pleasing lustre when finished.

Cocobolo (Nicaraguan rosewood) Similar to Rio rosewood but with a pronounced reddish tinge and coarse, visible grain. Not so common as other rosewoods and principally used for brush backs, knife handles, door knobs, etc. ) 38 Purplewood (Aramanth, violetwood) Colour intense purple or violet. Very hard, heavy, medium coarse to fine texture. Chief uses for ornamental wood are turning, inlays and billiard-cue butts. prices. 4 m) long, but African woods have not yet been over-exploited, and greater widths and lengths are commonly available.

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