Blunting effect can be severe depending upon silica content.
Dry wood may require specially tipped cutters to process.
Machining characteristics are reported to be dependent upon density and silica content but the timber is rated as generally easy to work. It planes and works in most woodworking operations rather easily to yield smooth, finished surfaces. Dry wood may require specially tipped cutters for best results.
The material is reported to have good gluing properties.
Nail holding properties are reported to be good but the wood may require to be pre-bored in nailing.
The material is reported to have good polishing and finishing properties.
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