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Laburnum anagyroides or "golden rain"


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Hello

 

One of our trees was blown down during a small storm
 
It is a Laburnum anagyroides or golden chaingolden rain.
 
 
 
During sawing this beautiful brown wood appeared.
 
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Does anybody have experience with this?
Would it be useful for modeling ??
 
Otherwise, it's firewood
 
Greetings 
Patrick

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Patrick

 

Finished : Wasa Billing Boats

 

Current build : Golden Hind scratch

 

Other hobby : Military modeling 1/72

 

 

 

Luckily there is google translate  :)
Otherwise, no one understood my English texts
(Not even me ;) )
 

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grsjax

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Nice wood, fairly hard and has been used as a substitute for ebony.  Not a commonly available wood.  Usually used for turning and carving.  Reported to be easy to work.

Average Dried Weight: 53 lbs/ft3 (850 kg/m3)

Specific Gravity (Basic, 12% MC): .69, .85

Janka Hardness: 2,020 lbf (8,990 N)*

*Estimated hardness based on specific gravity


Edited by grsjax, 22 November 2016 - 06:43 PM.

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druxey

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Too coarse a grain for modelmaking, but is would make beautiful cabinet wood in solid or veneer....


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The grain looks bold and distinctive.  I am thinking that it would not scale all that well

 and could distract from the actual model it would be used on.

It may make an interesting base for a display cabinet.

It is hard enough to be used for structures that would be hidden or if it is closed pore -

painted.

 

It contains a toxin, so you may wish to avoid burning it -if the combustion products can

enter your breathing space.


Edited by Jaager, 22 November 2016 - 01:55 AM.

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Thanks everyone for the replies
 
So we can safely say that this wood is not suitable for ship modeling.
 
And is dangerous firewood
 
Groetjes 
Greetings
 
Patrick

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Patrick

 

Finished : Wasa Billing Boats

 

Current build : Golden Hind scratch

 

Other hobby : Military modeling 1/72

 

 

 

Luckily there is google translate  :)
Otherwise, no one understood my English texts
(Not even me ;) )
 




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