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Carving cautions

Carving cautions

  • Makers of classical furniture loved genuine mahogany because it could be carved in intricate detail. Not so with meranti. Chipping, occasional brittleness, and its open grain defeat attempts at fine detail that you might want to create.
  • To avoid chipping, power carvers should use the less aggressive bits when working meranti.

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