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Working Properties for: Magnolia grandifolia
Blunting effect on cutting edges is reported to be small.
Magnolia woods are generally rated as easy to saw and machine.
The wood is reported to be very easy to work and planes to a smooth surface. (Percent of planed pieces yielding perfect results = 65).
Magnolia woods are rated as very good in turning operations. (Number of pieces out of one hundred producing fair to excellent results in turning = 79).
Moulding properties are reported to be poor. (Percent of pieces with good to excellent results in moulding = 27).
The timber responds well to boring. (Number of bored pieces out of one hundred with good to excellent results = 71).
Routing & Recessing
Routing qualities are reported to be generally good.
Magnolia is reported to respond rather poorly to mortising. (Percent of pieces with fair to excellent results in mortising = 32).
Gluing properties are reported to be excellent.
The material responds well to nailing, but pre-boring is recommended. (Percent of nailed pieces free from complete splits = 73).
Screwing qualities are rated as good, but pre-boring is recommended. (Number of pieces out of one hundred free from complete splits = 76).
Sanding operations are reported to be rather difficult. (Percent of sanded pieces with good to excellent results = 37).
Polishing characteristics are rated as excellent.
The timber is reported to have excellent staining characteristics.
The wood is reported to finish smoothly in natural color.
Magnolia is reported to be an excellent wood to finish with paints like enamels and natural wood tones. It is popular as wood that is easily painted.
Steam bending properties are reported to be good.
Response to Hand Tools
Magnolia woods are reported to respond well to hand tools.
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