ROCK MAPLE

Also called sugar maple or hard maple, Canadian rock maple is a closed grain wood and extremely hard.  It turns beautifully on a lathe and polishes well.  It is not an easy wood to work with and the sharpest of tools are required for best results.  The surface has an almost iridescent quality which adds to the overall beauty of this wood. The sap is the principle source of maple syrup and maple sugar.

 

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