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Lee Watermann
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Elm score
Jul 6th, 2019 at 8:40pm
 
Just made a big Elm score cut in 1972. These pieces have been squared by a chain saw in about 30" lengths and 9" thick. Just wondering how it turns and looks. I have to order a ripping blade just to cut it up on the bandsaw. It's pretty hard and my blades can't handle it.
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Reply #1 - Jul 7th, 2019 at 12:09pm
 
It does have an interlocking grain, which is one reason it was preferred for chair seats because it resisted cracking. What we have out west here has 1/2 inch growth rings due to lots of rain and a mild extended growing season. It does cut nicely.

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Reply #2 - Jul 7th, 2019 at 4:46pm
 
I've been able to turn both green American elm and green red elm, and hope to get more red elm in the future.  Here in Cincinnati, American elm was almost completely wiped out in the 70's and 80's by Dutch elm disease.

Fascinating wavy lines in late season growth, nice delicate ray flake in quarter cut exposure.  Isn't as hard to sand as I feared.
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