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Old 06-17-2014, 07:30 PM
RonBrese RonBrese is offline
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Default Re: Olive Winter Smoother

Originally Posted by Poto View Post
Wow! Very impressive, Ron. Love the grain on the olive wood - it's very distinctive. Did you know that in France it's illegal to cut down an olive tree?

That 50 degree pitch really tamed that curly cherry, didn't it? I always have problems with tear-out with lower bed angles. Beautiful job!
I didn't know that about France. Most of what I have comes from Africa and Italy. I think taming tear out requires a combination of favorable conditions. The pitch didn't hurt, the tight mouth certainly helps, very concise mating of parts, and of course very sharp trumps all.

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