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Hardness Scale of Woods

Discussion in 'Toys & Cages Bypass' started by SamandWilley, 3/19/17 at 10:01 AM.

  1. SamandWilley

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    I ran across this on facebook and thought I would share with all of you! I don't know what the hardness scale is based on, but it does give an idea of how much harder a wood is compared to others.

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  2. caryelizabeth

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    This is so helpful! Thank you!
     
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    Quite interesting. Thanks for the info!!
     
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    Very interesting!

    Guess I'm in trouble as manzanita is popped like pine here. ;)
     
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    Wonder where java falls. I might be in trouble, too.
     
  7. feathergirl

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    Without knowing the specific species of coffee we will be left to guess....I guess :) Kentucky coffeetree has a janka hardness of 1390
     
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    Also, note Balsa has various densities or hardness too although I have yet to locate a scale. Heavier densities can be closer to a softer white pine or closer to that of basswood. I had some recently that I had to drill as I couldn't push a skewer through.

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    Interesting info, Thanks for sharing :)
     
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    I have noticed variations in manzanita through the years. Some of it is either harder than others or the longer it dries the more brittle it become or something. I noticed in drilling it, cutting it and how well it has held up to chewing. I think this has something to do with it too. Manzanita is a common name for many species of the genus Arctostaphylos.
     
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