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Thread: Using Roasted Maple and Ash for the first time, have a couple questions

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    Using Roasted Maple and Ash for the first time, have a couple questions

    I recently got the bug to do another parts caster and I ordered a roasted Ash Telecaster body and a roasted maple neck from USACGs.

    Is there anything to be worried about in sanding or finishing, probably Tru-Oil, in putting the guitar together?

    I read somewhere that drilling holes, for example for tuner screws in the roasted Maple and for pick guard screws in the body, that the wood behaved a little differently and some one said that some kind of fluid (Sap?) might run out of the body when a hole is drilled. I thought the roasting process dried the wood out so I'm not sure how sap can run out but, like I say, never worked with it before so not sure.
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    Jack

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    never seen anything like that happen. it can be a little ore brittle to work with. the roasting is not to dry it, it is dried to the desired moisture content before roasting. the heat form the roasting changes the cell structure and that is what makes it act differently.

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    Thanks Tom!!!
    Thanks,
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