|Michael Finkelstein, Eco-Woodturner
|FIGURE IN WOOD GLOSSARY
|Figure in wood is also known as "grain" and refers to the appearance of the side-grain cut
Figure results from a combination of anatomical features or the innate properties of the wood.
i.e growth structure and various abnormalities, plus orientation of the surface that results from the cutting process.
Simply put, internal and external stresses of various types ranging from lean forces to unfavorable climatic
conditions, disease, suppression, abnormal cell tissue and several other factors may contribute to figure formation
The more uneven the grain = the more distinctive the figure
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