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My son got a piece of wood from a house he was working on. About a meter long 4 x 4 a very deep red and hard as stone. Think it may be Jarrah. I will get a pic next time I'm at home. Currently away from home as getting house relocated. 

Sort of wonder how good it would be  we counted the rings on it and there are well over 50 on the  4 x 4 piece so must have been a very old tree

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Erik, Jarrah has the reputation of being a good cabinet timber but, being a Eucalypt, it may well have the interlocking grain of many Eucalypts - but I would think well worth a try.

 

John

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Morning Erik

I planked my now sad and very neglected Endeavour with Jarrah.

Yes it is a hard and mostly brittle wood, with lots of funny grain. I had a lot of bits left

over from a job. Some Jarrah, specially the pale colored wood can be straight grained and

appear to not have much grain showing, Which is what I used.  Because I am new

to model ship building I really didn't know better. I used it because i was copying

what the replica builders did, but it was hard work.

 

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