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idigbo

Postby johnarnold » Fri Feb 10, 2017 5:56 pm

Hello

Just got some idigbo wood, is it just me or does anyone else have a problem with it chipping easily around mortice holes for instance,
it really upset me :(

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Re: idigbo

Postby Tomyjoiner » Fri Feb 10, 2017 8:15 pm

Yes it can be quite brittle an damages easily on corners without slight round overs on.

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Re: idigbo

Postby hercule » Sat Feb 11, 2017 12:33 pm

It also expands when you've made the door or sash or whatever you've made. I personally. Wouldn't use it again.
That was my main form of callback in purpose made joinery. Doors swelling.

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Re: idigbo

Postby johnarnold » Sun Feb 12, 2017 2:26 pm

ok thanks for that, its for inside so not worried about expansion so much, just have to be more careful with drilling and chisel work, I'm having trouble finding supply of English ash 12" wide which is what I need so tried this out

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Re: idigbo

Postby hercule » Mon Feb 13, 2017 4:59 pm

Can't you just glue up smaller sections of ash ? Wouldn't have thought idigbo would pass for ash
I'd be inclined to glue up any section of timber that was that wide. Would be more stable

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Re: idigbo

Postby johnarnold » Tue Feb 21, 2017 5:16 pm

i havnt got a bench planer so wont be able to square off edges good enough to glue by the way just came in from planing some without a mask on and my nose is burning right up, horrible stuff really, thanks all


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