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General Description
 
Working Properties for: Intsia palembanica
 

Cutting Resistance

The wood is reported to be difficult to saw. Saw teeth are gummed up easily and are also dulled rapidly. Carbide-tipped cutters are recommended.


Blunting Effect

The wood exerts severe blunting effect on cutting edges.


Planing

The wood is reported to be rather difficult to plane, especially if the grain is interlocked. When planing quartered material with interlocked grain, it is recommended that the cutting angle be reduced to 20 degrees to minimize tear and pick up.


Turning

The timber is reported to turn easily, but it has severe blunting effect on cutting edges.


Moulding

A reduced cutting angle of 20 degrees is recommended in moulding quartered surfaces.


Boring

The wood is reported to have good boring properties, but it has severe dulling effect on cutting edges.


Routing & Recessing

Routing properties are reported to be generally good.


Mortising

Mortising operations are reported to be relatively easy, but cutters may blunt rather rapidly.


Carving

Carving characteristics are reported to be good.


Gluing

The wood is reported to glue well (except with casein glues) but requires considerable filling. Oily surfaces may cause difficulties.


Nailing

Pre-boring is recommended since the wood tends to split. Nail-holding characteristics are reported to be good.


Screwing

The wood is difficult to screw, though it has good screw-holding properties.


Sanding

Sanding properties are reported to be generally satisfactory, but there may be interference from oily patches.


Polishing

The wood has good polishing characteristics. Surface preparation may be required because of oily patches.


Staining

The wood stains well, but material in contact with ferrous metal and moisture may be stained black.


Varnishing

The wood is reported to take varnish well.


Painting

The wood takes paint well.


Steam Bending

Steam bending characteristics are rated as poor because of oil exudations.