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junkyardjon
08-21-2010, 04:04 PM
somebody here does wood working, right? i'm looking for a very hard wood for a foot peg mount idea. any ideas?




hard wood jokes go here...LOL

telecast
08-21-2010, 04:46 PM
Me. No matter how hard it is wood is prone to breaking across the grain if cut too small. There are a ton of hardwoods, but some good marine grade plywood would be stronger and more weatherproof.

If I knew more about your plans, the size of the pieces, how they'll be oriented, etc., it'd help.

Mad Dog
08-21-2010, 05:22 PM
Just a suggestion.:D
http://i142.photobucket.com/albums/r84/Valueteck/ViagraSwitch.jpg

junkyardjon
08-21-2010, 05:42 PM
ok i'll try to explain... i found some old boat parts at a store here, i live in marine city so go figure LOL. there rope tie off's for a boat, just cooler looking LOL. i would like to some how use them as pegs but i'll need some way of mounting them. i figure wood would look sharp all stained and shiny. i'm gonna go buy'em monday and post a picture then. hell i'm just looking to do something different.

do you happen to have one of those programmable engraving machines?

telecast
08-21-2010, 07:19 PM
Engraving machine? You mean a sign machine?

Hoarsnest
08-27-2010, 10:30 PM
Any of the exotic African or Brazilian hardwoods would probably work, depending on the exact use. They are harder than anything we have in North America. A good one would be Ipe. It's a dark hardwood - little darker than teak. It is becoming very popular for deck boards, so it is fairly readily available in the US.

junkyardjon
08-28-2010, 07:57 AM
this little project is on the back burner for a little bit. working on a candy paint job

Bob
08-28-2010, 09:40 AM
Engraving machine? You mean a sign machine?

I think he meant something like this.
http://www.wood-carving-machine-tips.com/cnc-3d/carvewright/carving-system.html

telecast
08-28-2010, 10:06 AM
I've seen those, a half-assed CNC machine. Unless you're doing some very specialized stuff or repetative parts it's waste of money. Note that they're limited in size. If I was going to invest in CNC it'd be something that could handle a half sheet of plywood at least. I have 4 routers, 1 is on a table, 1 is dedicated for circle/hole cutting, and 2 are freehand. I can make just about anything.