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Carving comments

Carving comments

Unlike the much harder white ash, hackberry will yield to carving tools if you like its look. To tackle it, try these tips:

  • Deeper bevels of 25-30 degrees will cut better in rough-in work. Then switch to 15-20 degree bevels for finer cuts.
  • Avoid splinters along straight grain by taking shorter strokes and using stop cuts.

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