Product Code: MAPBB_MST
Maple (Norway) Circular Discs
Acer platanoides. Air dried.
All dimensions shown are in inches (diameter x thickness).
One of the nicest native maples to turn, Norway maple is a tad softer than our sycamores.
Apparently, Mr Stradivarius used it for some of his violins but we have cut it all for turnery.
The timber is beige white to pale reddish brown with more distinct grain lines than our native sycamore. It is not at all durable outside and as this parcel of logs was winter cut but not milled by us until the following winter, many blanks have some brown or grey stain and even the odd spalt line which adds to the attractiveness.
It turns and sands easily and will take a high shine from say, cellulose sanding sealer or darken with the use of oils.
Multiple Liberon Finishing Oil coats give it a fantastic deep shine and darken it less than other oils.
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