IME, just about any domestic hardwood will do. I've used scrap oak for a
number of them and never had a problem. If you're just clamping them to a
work surface, you can knock'em out on the bandsaw in a few minutes time.
I cant say that I am your friend, there's more involved with that,
BUT, you are one funny son of a gun, and I am still laughing at the
absurdity of your post...actually most of your posts! You are a legend!
I'm glad you are so uh, different, than most. You made my day.
Not a stupid question as some have posted. Any wood will do, however, you
want wood with the straightest grain, otherwise, the "feathers" will break
or not bend the same. Quartersawn, obviously, will give the best
BTW - wish you guys would get into the spirit of the newsgroup.
Even contest grade Balsa Wood? maybe............maybe............ :)
I'm sorry, BAD, but gee, it really is funny.
I would add to back up Preston's advice, to cut the fingers so the grain is
parallel to the fingers, as possible. If thats the way too say it.
Thanks, Preston, your answer is precisely the reason why I asked this
seemingly "dumb" question. I figured that as with everything else,
there's a "right way" and there's also the "right stuff" for the job. I
think I've got one piece of qs oak left.
Preston Andreas wrote:
I just grab a piece of any scrap and have at it. Made a couple
recently (ok, 2 years ago) out of some used pine shelving that work
great and didn't cost me anything.
I guess essentially straight grain and no knots should go without
saying, but I'll say it anyway.
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