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    Default Timber 'veneered block, timber choices for aesthetic and playing look

    Hey all.
    This post is about seeking your thoughts on 'veneered' timber colour combo's.
    I want to reduce the cost of the infill for a set of rebate planes, and a carriage makers plane, I'm about to make. They will be brass soled, with the brass folded to come up the sides a bit.
    I want to use gidgee for the infill, but an @ 1200 x 200mm x 60 mm natural edge piece is $400. But I'd get all the infill with a lot left over.
    A cheaper by the $/cubic meter is natural edge, thinner pieces of gidgee. Not thick enough for a infill piece.

    I'm considering cutting @12mm outer, side, veneers from gidgee, with a center piece of a blonde/white timber such as Huon or Silver Ash. Or a reddish coloured piece such as Red Cedar, or chocolate like QLD Walunt.
    I want to stay with Australian native species.
    The blade wedge will be either gidgee or the centre piece of timber.

    Your thoughts on the colour aesthetics will be gratefully received.

    Clinton
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    Top left QLD Walnut, then right is Silver Ash.
    Bottom left is Gidgee, then right is Huon.
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    Another light coloured Oz timber is Ivorywood which is quite dense.
    I have some in the rack from when Forestry cleared out their Putney stash.
    Also heaps of Silver Ash and NSW Rosewood scrap from chairs in process.
    I canít really comment on the design aspect,Iíve deliberately kept away from the plane challenge as Iíve too much on the go as usual.
    Possibly mock up what your thinking in scrap similar coloured stuff.
    Your welcome to drop over for some bits if you like.(Concord).
    H.
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    Thanks for the reply and offer, mate. Might take you up on getting some pieces from you, if a cuppa would be involved
    I'm no expert, but I've never heard of a blond/light coloured Ironwood.
    Cheers,
    Clinton

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    I donít know if that was a typo but itís Ivorywood.
    Rough planed a bit for a pic.
    Youíre welcome to drop over and an cuppa is no probs.
    Iím retired supposedly so am around home mostly.
    PM me to tee something up.
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    Yes, it was a type.
    I'll send you a pm
    Cheers,
    Clinton

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