Hi im looking to buy a protractor, like in the link below (but better quality)
Can anyone recommend a good brand that is supplied in the uk?
It is hard to tell from those photos but if it's maple and it was standing dead then the dark streaks could be spalting, which is one of the early stages of fungal rot. That could mean that it's not hard enough to be used to make plane bodies. Still might be good for a decorative raised panel. But this is all conjecture , I could be way off base !
A few well lit clear photos of a planed smooth board and a clean sharp close up photo of a highly sanded end grain will get you opinions from a lot more people .