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General Description
 
Working Properties for: Ocotea thouvenotii
 

Blunting Effect

Dulling effect on tool edges is reported to be slight.


Cutting Resistance

Cutting resistance is reported to be low, and the timber is easy to saw.


Planing

Machining properties are reported to vary with density, but the soft and light timber generally planes readily with hand and machine tools. Striped material is reported to require considerable sanding after planing to obtain a uniform, smooth finish.


Turning

Turning, boring, moulding, mortising, and other machining properties are reported to vary, but are generally easy.


Moulding

The wood is reported to mould satisfactorily.


Carving

The material is reported to be suitable for carving.


Gluing

Gluing properties are reported to be good.


Nailing

The timber is reported to take nails well, and hold them firmly.


Sanding

Sanding qualities are reported to be good.


Response to Hand Tools

Softer and lighter wood is reported to respond readily to hand tools.