rschissler Posted May 8, 2015 Share #1 Posted May 8, 2015 (edited) What wood do deadeye manufacturers use to make their deadeyes? I think I need to make my own deadeyes, since I need triangular deadeyes smaller than 5mm. My thought was to use walnut, since that is the main wood in my build, and it seems like all the manufacturers of deadeyes list their deadeyes as walnut. However, when looking at them they seem to be a finer wood that walnut, so I'm wondering if they are using boxwood or something similar and just coloring them to look like walnut? Walnut can be somewhat brittle and has open grain so I am somewhat leery of using walnut to make these small parts. Randy Edited May 8, 2015 by rschissler Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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