Jolley Roger Posted July 7, 2015 Share #1 Posted July 7, 2015 Anybody using Chinaberry, species Melia azedarach https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Melia_azedarach, in ship modelling? Commonly known by many names, including white cedar, chinaberry tree, bead-tree, Cape lilac, syringa berrytree, Persian lilac, and Indian lilac According to wikipedia it is in the Mahogany family and has a 'timber of high quality.' 'This is of medium density, and ranges in colour from light brown to dark red.' 'Seasoning is relatively simple in that planks dry without cracking or warping and are resistant to fungal infection.' I have several of these on my property and have to pull out the chainsaw regularly to keep them in check. Quote Samuel Pepys notes in his diary on 19 July 1667: "the Dutch fleets being in so many places, that Sir W. Batten at table cried, By God,says he, I think the Devil shits Dutchmen." Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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