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264717 "Joseph Sullivan" <joe@j...> 2018‑01‑12 Which way does crotch wood move

I have a fair amount of walnut crotch wood, cut from a tree on my mother's
land years ago.  There are two forms:  the real exotic flamey kind with
grain in all directions, and the ones cut from near the split that are
partial ellipses.  I am trying to design using both.  SO, does anybody know
how the grain expands and contracts in crotch-wood:

a) the flame kind; 
b) in the ellipses that sort of look like they are flatsawn but with the
grain following the elliptical shape and a lot of reversals and exotic



Joseph Sullivan

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