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Offline JWMALONE

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heat treating lemon wood?
« on: March 13, 2018, 02:16:04 pm »
Hey guys I just got the bow glued up but was wondering if lemon wood benefited from heat treating. Its a 64 inch R/D.
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Offline PatM

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Re: heat treating lemon wood?
« Reply #1 on: March 13, 2018, 02:30:37 pm »
Tropical woods tend to not like heat. Bit late anyway with the glue up done.

Offline JWMALONE

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Re: heat treating lemon wood?
« Reply #2 on: March 13, 2018, 02:50:18 pm »
Thanks Pat,  I thought I read that some were about lemon wood but wasn't sure. This is the first time I've ever seen the stuff. What little tillering I did to get it in the form it seems great to work with. Not exactly like other tropicals I've worked with, better id say
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Offline Springbuck

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Re: heat treating lemon wood?
« Reply #3 on: March 13, 2018, 03:13:20 pm »
  Yeah, we heat treat other woods to make them act more like the "premium" woods.  I don't know much about lemonwood, but other dense tropicals I tried anything with didn't like or didn't need heat-treating.  Most are really stubborn even about steam bending.