Birds eye maple-Workability


I never used birds eye maple before, but I plan on buying some tomorrow to finish a table.
Is it any more difficult to work than regular maple? Chip out any easier? etc.
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It will chip at the "eyes". Use a sharp blade, get close, sand. It will look beautiful.
Steve

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Maybe try lightly dampening w/ h2o prior to plaining
On Sat, 01 Oct 2005 01:30:05 GMT, "Steve Peterson"

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Chips like anything with short-grained random areas. Think close curly, only in spots, not rows.
Sharp, skewed, and slight on the surface planer can minimize chipping to cabinet-scraper depth fairly easily.
Once took a 1/16 depth turn on the planer when my eldest had already taken one, unknown to me. Believe me, 12" of birdseye can dim the lights pretty well. Had a bit of burn until the motor sped up, but otherwise good. Blades were fresh off the Makita sharpener.
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