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    zooma
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    I think I will just refer to the wood in my Venetian blind slats as "pear' in future as it is apparently not known by any other name .
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    Looking at the timber supplied by Cornwall Model Boats, they list both lime and pear, pear being a little more expensive. Some suppliers refer to lime as bass, but pear is a completely different wood.

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    You're probably right Zooma, but I can't get gin passed my nose πŸ™Š
    So make that a pisco sour or Cuba libre for me πŸ˜‹πŸ˜‹
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    Yes maybe - but one would taste a lot nicer with a gin and tonic than the other πŸ€£πŸ˜‚πŸ€£
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    Well Zooma,
    Understandable, both have four letters and sound a bit fruity!πŸ˜‹
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    Young at heart πŸ˜‰ Slightly older in other places.😊 Cheers Doug
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    Thanks for that Doug - I knew it was also known by another name - but I guessed at the wrong one πŸ™„πŸ€£
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    No Zooma,
    Commonly called Lime in UK and Ireland and Linden in most of continental Europe.
    Like the famous Berlin avenue; Unter den Linden (Under the limes).
    Nothing to do with the fruit treesπŸ˜‰
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    Young at heart πŸ˜‰ Slightly older in other places.😊 Cheers Doug
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    I believe that "bass" wood is another name for "pear" wood ?
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    Luckily SLEC is a couple of miles from where my son lives. Therefore I'll place an order with them as it appears their prices are sensible, thank again Muskrat for the advice.
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    There must be a reason why the mainline UK model boat kit manufacturers (such as Aerokits and LesRo etc) included obechie for use as stringers in their kits.
    Even earlier kit makers such as HMM and notable model boat designers such as Vic Smeed specify obechie for use as stringers in their designs.
    I have build most of these kits since the early 60's, and this has covered a range of sizes from small (patrol launch) to large (SeaQueen and Rapier etc).
    None of the models that I have ever built have needed the stringers to be soaked (or even wetted) to comply with the shape of the hull (but it is always an option), so it would seem to me (at least) to be a good choice of wood for use as stringers in model boats.
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