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Wood Library - Swiss pear

05-20-2008 03:34 AM by GaryK | 1 comment »

Swiss Pear – Pyrus communis This is another wood loved by model makers. It’s grain is straight to sometimes wavy.The wood has been steamed to produce an even pink color with little to no figure. The wood is remarkable for its extraordinary smoothness and evenness of texture. It is excellent for carving, turning or milling. It can be cut with a sharp edge in any direction. Finishes to a polished surface. Pearwood can also be stained black to resemble Ebony.Flexible and ...

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