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  • #309879
    Hugo Notti
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    When planing rough sawn pine, I often notice some white stains on the surface. It feels a bit like wax and the first passes produce more dust than shavings (which of course could just be the saw marks). Once the stains are gone, planing gets much easier, but the waxy feeling remains. Is that normal for pine? Most white wood available in DIY shops in Germany is spruce, and pine is much more expensive, so I haven’t worked much with pine yet. However, it is not just the DIY-shop pine, I have also found the same on pine from one-way pallets.

    Dieter

    #309989
    deanbecker
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    I occasionally find a good 2×6 in the big box store and cut it up for projects. Sometimes I get that. I cannot tell you which species does it because they are marked DF,L,P meaning a mix. But how it’s cut and the moisture content as well as the pitch in it seems to make what you describe. Hope that helps

    #309994
    Hugo Notti
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    It is nice to know, that I am not the only one seeing this. however, I would like to know, what it is and if it is any bad once planed out. Perhaps, European pine is different to pine from other areas of the world…

    Dieter

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