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Vera Wood, Bulnesia sarmienti, does any one have experience with the stuff?

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Forum topic by Rob Drown posted 07-20-2008 06:03 PM 1120 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Rob Drown

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07-20-2008 06:03 PM

Topic tags/keywords: question plane

I bought a block 3” x 3” x 26”. It is yellow/cream colured and very heavy. I would like to make a plane out of it. Is this wood a good choice for a plane?

-- The expectations of life depend upon diligence; the mechanic that would perfect his work must first sharpen his tools. Confucius, 经过艰苦的努力的梦想可以成真


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#1 posted 08-08-2008 11:07 PM

Rob…
Vera Wood is a very dense hardwood from South America. It would be very difficult (read: not impossible) to make a plane from. At the very least, it would be very durable. If all does not go well, it burns very well and gives off a very pleasant aroma. Good luck.

Tom

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#2 posted 08-09-2008 01:59 AM

I was thinking about trying to make a plane out if it with out cutting it into pieces. I really like the weight of the piece. The stuff must be dense. I’m going to get a set of Hock blades and give it a go. There are several project ahead of it.

Thanks for your thoughts. I’ll save the drop to burn.

-- The expectations of life depend upon diligence; the mechanic that would perfect his work must first sharpen his tools. Confucius, 经过艰苦的努力的梦想可以成真

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