Blackheart Sassafras

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Blackheart Sassafras

#1 Post by greybeard » Tue Jun 29, 2021 4:14 pm

Recently I was given some milled boards of Blackheart Sassafras and not having experience with this timber as a bow wood I needed to find its mechanical properties.
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The Sassafras compares reasonably well to Pacific Yew and hopefully will support a pole bamboo back. I also have some thin strips that could be used under clear glass.

Any thoughts or suggestions would be welcome.

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