interlocked grain

interlocked grain, twisted grain

Wood in which the fibers are angled in different directions every few annual rings; produces ribbon-stripe grain when quartersawn.
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The grain is typically coarse and straight, with occasional interlocked grain, giving it a tendency to produce a very attractive ribbon striped effect when quarter sliced or sawn."
The relationship between compression strength and bending strength was similar to domestic species for Ramon, which did not contain interlocked grain, but not for Danto, which contained interlocked grain.
IT WORKS WELL WITH HAND TOOLS OR MACHINERY, EXCEPT FOR A SLIGHT BLUNTING EFFECT ON CUTTING SURFACES IF THERE IS AN INTERLOCKED GRAIN. THE WOOD FINISHES AND GLUES WELL.
Disclosed herein is a new kind of veneer which has the cross grain (such as wavy grain and interlocked grain) artificially formed on the surface of straight-grained veneer cut by quarter sawing from a species of wood which should yield the cross grain but actually has no cross grain.
The wood is easily worked with both hand and machine tools; some experts recommend a reduced cutting angle to avoid tearouts when planing material with an interlocked grain.
It has mostly interlocked grain and medium to coarse texture.
Material can be difficult to work due to interlocked grain and oily surface of the wood.
Karri's heartwood is a reddish-brown color, often with interlocked grain. It has many of the same utilitarian uses as eucalyptus bluegum, but selected pieces of karri are used for cabinetry, furniture and residential flooring.
The wood's interlocked grain is said to account for the distinctive ribbon or pencil stripe that Sapele yields when quarter cut.
It usually features a plain look, but the interlocked grain can yield a ribbon stripe.
Experts recommend a cutting angle of 20 degrees when planning to avoid tearouts with interlocked grain.
Because many trees are in shaped, with a twisted or interlocked grain, editors of The Encyclopedia of Wood say, "It is very important to select straight-grained timber.