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Old 9th May 2011, 08:04 PM
Gilogrt Gilogrt is offline
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Default Why isn't English Elm used for stocks?

Been thinking of making a stock for my S400 so looked at prices of blanks and though, NO!
While removing a mostly dead elm today I thought I'd take the largest bit and see how it looks.
Couldn't find anything about elm stocks on the web so thought I'd ask here and post a few pics of what it looks like before going in to season.

I've cut it so the pith is gone for the most part as that is where cracks come when seasoning. I've somewhat straightened one edge where the action will go.
I've put a coating of wax on the bottom and top then both ends so hopefully the moisture will escape from the big open sides. As the sides have no wax you can't see the grain but you can get an idea from the top and bottom. There is a nice bit of grain on the underside.
P.s, the rough drawing on one side is back to front. Was just trying to figure which way to do it!
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