There are things I want to make on my scroll saw with wood about 1. 5 inches thick. So far my maple and oak are smoking and breaking my Flying Dutchman blades. Any recommendations of wood that's darker than poplar and pine, that at 1.5 inches won't break my blades? i was thinking ash? I'm saving up for a band saw, but wonder if there's anything that would work in the meantime on the scroll saw.