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philip marcou

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01-07-2012 11:11 AM

I am addressing the assembled legions of upstanding knowledgeable woodworms out there and wish to ask two questions:- 1) who has worked with Australian Black Wattle and who has worked Bubinga?
I ask because I have come to the end of limited stock of Rhodesian Teak which was so good for plane knobs and handles, and am searching for substitutes. I can get Bubinga in the right thicknesses commercially. I have been given a small piece of the Wattle, which has a bird eye figure.Is the Wattle commonly found with this type of figure? Would Bubinga be popular with the plane loving hordes out there?
For comparison I have pictured the Wattle in question and a Rhodesian Teak knob recently made -I believe the Wattle could be a good substitute.


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#1 posted 01-07-2012 11:18 AM

did you consider tasmanian blackwood? also from the same family (acacia) and probably very easy to source
the heartwood looks very much like the knob.

-- The woods are lovely, dark and deep, but I have promises to keep...

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#2 posted 01-07-2012 10:36 PM

Thanks Moshe. I plan to visit Rosenfeld as they list Bubinga, and will ask about the Tasmanian Blackwood and Australian Wattle . Have you seen my new web site www.marcouplanes.com?

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#3 posted 01-07-2012 10:43 PM

i do hope that all these planes are over 18, other wise it would be illegal to watch this site!

-- The woods are lovely, dark and deep, but I have promises to keep...

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#4 posted 01-07-2012 10:50 PM

btw, i have a few slabs of beautiful tasmanian blackwood i milled myself. i don’t think it is dry yet – probably a year of so more
can send you a sample to play with – you can microwave dry it or something

-- The woods are lovely, dark and deep, but I have promises to keep...

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#5 posted 01-08-2012 11:01 PM

Yep, I’ve HEARD of all kinds of porn but that’s just PLANE PORN!

Beautiful…

Herb

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#6 posted 01-08-2012 11:53 PM

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