: Mike, I'm not sure what books and videos you have, but wood always crowns
: toward the heart. This may or may not be because the outer rings have more
: "tension," but heartwood is definitely more dense, in proportion, with
: harder latewood.
That has not been my experience. My experience is that the wood cups
away from the center of the log. The outer rings try to flatten
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Replicas of 15th-19th century nautical navigational instruments:
Restoration of my 82 year old Herreshoff S-Boat sailboat:
Steambending FAQ with photos:
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