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    I got this free from a co-worker who furniture builds, and he gave me a bunch of his scraps. This piece is 11.5" x 10.5", I've never cut maple before and don't know how it will cut. I'm undecided if I should cut it down into smaller pieces or leave it 1 piece . Any help well appreciated as always!
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    Leave it in one piece until you know what you will be doing with it.
    Maple cuts very nicely for wood that thick I would use a #5 Olson PGT.
    Rolf
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    • #3
      I agree with Rolf. Decide on a design first.
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      • #4
        Agree with Rolf & Smitty, leave it intact until you know what you want to do with it. That said, it is worth a little further investigation to see just what you have. Do you know if it's soft maple or hard maple? This may be a factor in how you eventually process it. Also, does it have any figure to it? Figured maple is prized for the beauty of it's elaborate and unique grain patterns. There are a number of types of figured maple, birdseye, curly, tiger, etc. If your "scrap" is any of these, then it should be used in an application that showcases the grain. I wouldn't necessarily use it for fretwork, as cutting out all the inside cuts, obscures the beautiful grain patterns.
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        • #5
          Originally posted by Bill Wilson View Post
          Agree with Rolf & Smitty, leave it intact until you know what you want to do with it. That said, it is worth a little further investigation to see just what you have. Do you know if it's soft maple or hard maple? This may be a factor in how you eventually process it. Also, does it have any figure to it? Figured maple is prized for the beauty of it's elaborate and unique grain patterns. There are a number of types of figured maple, birdseye, curly, tiger, etc. If your "scrap" is any of these, then it should be used in an application that showcases the grain. I wouldn't necessarily use it for fretwork, as cutting out all the inside cuts, obscures the beautiful grain patterns.
          I'm pretty sure it is hard maple, here is some pics of what I have.
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          • #6
            Those would make some very nice stand up puzzles! Make sure you use some clear packing tape on both sides to help prevent burning.
            Dan in So.Ca.

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            • #7
              Id suggest mailing it to me, and I'll use it at its full thickness!It is perfect for a standing puzzle, and it has nice figure for intarsia pieces as well.
              Dale w/ yella saws

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              • #8
                Nice piece of wood. I agree with the others and do nothing until you are ready to use it. Maple is one of those woods what can sometimes burn. Keep your feed rate down and use clear packing tape.
                Scott
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