Trees in the Caribbean.

davef

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I have 2 types of fruit bearing trees in my backyard. Namely the Mango and Avocado.
These are constantly dropping big enough branches that I coukd cut into planking.
They have a wonderful color and figure.
Feasible?
Also I forgot about the coconut tree. They are like weeds here.
Dave
 

pebbleworm

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They seem to be workable:
You'd have to season the fallen limbs- @Norway on this site has some tips on that.
Palm trees aren't really wood, more of a creepy mat of fibers. They make nice chainsaw Tiki carvings.
 

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I have 2 types of fruit bearing trees in my backyard. Namely the Mango and Avocado.
These are constantly dropping big enough branches that I coukd cut into planking.
They have a wonderful color and figure.
Feasible?
Also I forgot about the coconut tree. They are like weeds here.
Dave
I am sure, that @Dave Stevens (Lumberyard) can give here also detailed information, if this timber could work for modeling
 

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I make materials from woods that I can obtain here in Norway, I have found that Birch and Holly are the best varieties of those materials
I have made until now.
Spruce I also made some materials of, but this type of wood is too soft, I will use Spruce for
first layer in the planking of Endeavor.
Later I will get materials from my local sawmill, doing this work itself is time consuming, heavy and there is also a lot of waste, there is also a lot of unnecessary wear on tools, has already killed one machine.
Greeting-
 
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