Checkering tools?

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by swanshot, Apr 14, 2004.

  1. BlueTic

    BlueTic New Member

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    Yes - it also goes by Queensland Maple. I can't remember which part of AusiWorld it comes from. I think it is also called plane oak in England. Wish I'd of seen cotoneaster before, that will make a real purdy stock!!!!
  2. swanshot

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    Contoneaster you can't get as a comercially milled timber. It's one of those timbers used by wood turners and carvers. Ya just gotta get luckey.
    The Queensland maple is a nice timber that you'll find easy to work because it is very consistant, no nasty surprises:eek:
    The little bit of playing I've done with Contoneaster to date suggests that I'm gonna have to cut, file, route it to shape.
    The grain is all over the place so it can't be shaped with planing tools, spokeshaves etc.

    Another timber that Is very nice, and I considered using is Olive, but once again ya gotta get lucky, find a tree that's going and mill it yourself. A lotta work.
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  3. BlueTic

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    I don't know about checkering though - I'll send mine out and have it done. I'm a bit worried that checkering will tear out some of the "eye" spots in this type of wood. Course now - if you are like me - this is a low priority project, I've got honey-dooos stacked up to get done before I can play with my stuff.....;)
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    inplanotx New Member

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    My hands are not steady enough any more to even consider checkering as a hobby. Would have liked to though! :D :D
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