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Bringing some hardwood home for carving
Jungle Trader
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Posted: 2004-09-15 08:16 am   Permalink

Big G, I live 20 minutes south of MOdesto.
I sell from my website or Minnie's or Whanga Rei. Might be doing a show at Minnie's soon with some of Bosko's poles.
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Gigantalope
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Posted: 2004-09-17 08:31 am   Permalink

Benzart, shoot me your postal address off line (or on if you want) and I will send you some wood this week.

I don't think it will get messed with by the Ag dept, but you never know.



 
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Benzart
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Posted: 2004-09-17 10:04 am   Permalink

Thanks Gigantalope. I emailed you my address.
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Gigantalope
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Posted: 2004-09-20 09:37 am   Permalink

Is Rosewood particularly hard to get or valuble for carving?

Is there anything special about it?

May have a source.

Got a few pieces of Madrone to share...will be getting the Manzanita as time allows.

The wood is in 16 inch lengths, various diameters. The outside under the bark is smooth like leather. It's heavy stuff...some is tatring to get a split as it ages.








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Benzart
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Posted: 2004-09-20 09:49 am   Permalink

Rosewood is a Very hard dense wood that is very difficult to carve. Usually Very dark with black and reds to deep purple. Usually pretty expensive. there are several varieties, South American, Mexican, African and the Western US has a variety.
Checkout this web site:
http://www.hobbithouseinc.com/personal/woodpics/indextotal.htm
It has info on many wood species.

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Gigantalope
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Posted: 2004-09-20 7:19 pm   Permalink

This stuff is from Indonesia or Vietnam.
It does indeed seem hard.

Must play hell on tools


 
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Aaron's Akua
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Posted: 2004-10-26 10:28 pm   Permalink

Paul,

That's funny. My family's the same way, but we put our foot down & alternate holidays now.

Quote:

On 2004-09-13 19:02, Gigantalope wrote:
I don't carve yet. I belive I will start doing it soon though, I loved sculpting when I was in College.



I've got some AAC blocks. Very good for beginners, just getting started with carving. They worked well for me. I've only got a few left, but I'd be glad to give you one if it would help. I could also leave a small palm log. Trading's more fun than just getting.

http://www.tikiroom.com/tikicentral/bb/viewtopic.php?topic=10218&forum=7&27

You mentioned that the 4 logs are in your front yard. We'll be coming out Wed night, but pretty late, Thanksgiving is Thurs, so that's out. We're leaving on Sunday. If it's cool with you, maybe we could swing by your place on the way out, pick up the logs, and leave a block on your porch.

Does that sound like a plan?

Aaron
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Aaron's Akua
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Posted: 2004-10-27 1:17 pm   Permalink

Sorry folks - that was supposed to be a PM to Gigantalope. Not quite sure what happened.

OOPS!!

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