Issue: Issue 1.10
Posted Date: 8/29/2000
From The Oak
A woodworker asked what the group thought about working with beech. The local lumber yards had increasing amounts of it and he wanted to try it out. The consensus was that beech was good and hard but showed a lot of movement. One person wrote:
"Beech is described as hard, fine textured with low workability (another word for hard) and high tangential movement (movement across the grain). This, by the way, is the exact same classification given to hard maple."
A couple of folks said that beech was a real problem to cut with a scrollsaw and not much good for carving.