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913 days ago

Topic tags/keywords: question tamarac

Has anyone ever used Tamarac/Larch for anything?

-- Ken --------- never try and put 5 lbs. of tenon in a 3 lb. mortise.


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Manitario

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#1 posted 913 days ago

I’ve used Tamarac for heating my house….

-- Sometimes the creative process requires foul language. -- Charles Neil

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#2 posted 913 days ago

I really don’t know anything about it but maybe that’s all it’s good for. Is it like pine or fir in character?

-- Ken --------- never try and put 5 lbs. of tenon in a 3 lb. mortise.

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#3 posted 911 days ago

I used tamarack to make a prototype lucet, I think my wife likes it better than the curly maple version that followed. The wood works well and I am planning on using it as a substitute for white pine in a Shaker clock case that I am planning.

-- Troy in Melrose, Florida

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#4 posted 911 days ago

Extremely hard for being a soft wood. I live in the midst of tamarack and larch pine, the tamarack was commonly used many years ago for rafters, shoring timbers for the underground mines and railroad ties. Larch pine is mainly used for making paper here in Upper Michigan.

-- Joe

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#5 posted 908 days ago

I thought Tamarac and Larch were the same species

-- Ken --------- never try and put 5 lbs. of tenon in a 3 lb. mortise.

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bondogaposis

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#6 posted 908 days ago

They use Western Larch for flooring around here on a limited basis. It is very dense and strong and a bit brittle. Here is a link.

-- Bondo Gaposis

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