Madrone for planes?

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Forum topic by Klickitat posted 09-01-2014 04:11 AM 896 views 0 times favorited 1 reply Add to Favorites Watch
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09-01-2014 04:11 AM

I am wanting to make some planes and my first choice is to use Rosewood, but not exactly the easiest thing to get a hold of at a reasonable price.

The thought was to maybe use something local and was considering Madrone.

Has anyone worked with it? Is it stable and hard enough for using for molding planes?

What do you guys think and do you have any other suggestions?

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#1 posted 09-01-2014 05:19 AM

I’ve made a few from Madrone. We call it Arbutus in Canada.
I think it works very well. Here’s the project post.

-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fibreglass trees.

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