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Larry Geib
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Besides it’s excellent carving properties, Lime or basswood is excellent for secondary wood like drawers sides and such, as it takes detail work well. I have used it instead of pine or poplar on small work. I find you can get crisp dovetails without worrying about smal bits flaking off. The only caveat is dull planes leave a fuzzy surface, so sharpen up.

If you don’t like the light color, it takes stain well, but the wood is a bit bland for my taste on show surfaces.

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