Wood in Airplanes through the Years
This time I discuss the featured species of the month: Black Cherry and then dive into the deep topic of wood in the aviation industry. My guest Alex LaFavre is a pilot and works in the aviation industry and he shares all the fun bits about how wood has been used in airplanes through the nearly 125 years since the Wright Brothers took flight on a mostly Spruce airplane.
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- Coastal or California Live Oak is Quercus agrifolia
Featured Species: Black Cherry
One of my favorite species to work. I've built quite a bit of furniture from it and love the smooth texture without the crazy hardness. A good mix of density and low hardness for hand tool work. Often prone to "blotchy" finish which could be spun as figure. Look at the panel in the door of the clock image below for a good look at what that "blotch" can look like.
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