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277762 Chuck Taylor 2023‑09‑20 Re: Hemlock planing?
Matthew wrote:

> How does hemlock plane?
> No interlocking grain, I believe.
> Would love anyone’s tale of victory or woe!

Long ago but not very far away I worked in a plywood mill, pulling 8'-long
pieces of veneer off of a conveyor belt as they came out of the dryer. Mostly we
ran Douglas Fir, but occasionally we would run Western Hemlock. What I remember
about hemlock is that hemlock slivers fester something awful.

Can't help you on the planing question.

Chuck Taylor
north of Seattle USA

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