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    how hard is tiger wood to cut and finish

    I moved your thread to a more appropriate forum to maximize traffic and get you more responses to your request/question.
    Last edited by wood-n-things; 09-05-2011, 01:33 PM.

  • #2
    Here is everything you need to know.



    The heavy presence of oils in the wood makes tigerwood difficult to cut, and it will dull cutting edges quickly. Carbide-tipped cutting instruments are recommended. Nailing or screwing can also be difficult, and so pre-boring is suggested. The wood will hold the nails well after installation. Tigerwood can be glued, floated, nailed, or stapled; however, the oils in the wood can interfere with the glue, so presetting is suggested. Oil based finishes are not recommended for use on tigerwood flooring, but most water-based finishes work well. Check the manufacturer’s recommendations for guidance. If refinishing is necessary, it should be noted that tigerwood dust is an allergen and may cause respiratory reactions, eye irritation, or contact dermatitis (rash) in some people.
    "Still Montana Mike"

    "Don't worry about old age--it doesn't last that long."
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    • #3
      It's kind of wild when cutting it on a scroll saw. The hardness varies as you cut through the stripe's.
      It's not bad cutting straight lines, but can get tricky when doing curves.
      It's beautiful and worth it when the project is complete. So go for it.


      • #4
        Hi Bob, I didn't find tiger wood to difficult to cut, but it stinks real bad. I didn't try a finish on it, I liked it natural.
        This little wizard is tiger wood
        Wizard 1.jpg
        It's the only piece I cut, cause I really couldn't stand the smell.


        • #5
          Thanks for the information about tiger wood.
          I will pass on it

          when Marsha said it didn't smell good that was the final straw.
          great people on scroll saw
          keep all your finger


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