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Beauty of Different Woods #1: Obsession

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Blog entry by 85GoCards posted 04-07-2017 03:00 AM 703 reads 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I am officially obsessed with different kinds of wood. Researching, looking for, and unfortunately for my wallet, buying.

I cannot wrap my head around how many kinds of amazing wood I’ve never known of. Cocobolo, Bocote, Birdseye maple, how have I never known you until now?!

I can only hope to honor the beauty of the woods I have purchased, but with limited “shop” time, I’m mainly relegated to thinking about, buying, and stacking different wood species.

I’ve found my obsessive nature to be overwhelmed by the number of amazing pieces available and have found it VERY difficult to pass up a beautiful board.

I hope to curb my buying and really focus on actually building.

So far, my stockpiled inventory includes:
Bocote
Parota
Birdseye Maple
Tiger Maple
Quilted Maple
Spalted Maple
Spalted Tamarind
Indian Laurel
Marble wood
Purpleheart
Monkey Pod
Koa
Koi
Mango
Black Walnut
QS Sycamore
QS White Oak
Sapele
Bubinga
Osage Orange
Redheart
Greenheart
Beetlekill Pine
Pecky Cypress
Wild Olive
Bethlehem Olive
Leopardwood
Curly Cherry
Flame Birch
Flame Box Elder
Pear Burl
Big Leaf Maple Burl

-- Dylan in St. Louis - Painfully new to woodworking.



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#1 posted 04-07-2017 03:08 AM

Yes Dylan, you do have a problem! You didn’t list Yellow Heart in your stockpile. You are missing a very pretty piece of wood, and while you’re at it find yourself some Redwood burl! Ain’t no problem unless you make it one.

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#2 posted 04-07-2017 12:03 PM

Forgot a few!

Chechen
Figured Walnut
Brazilian Cherry
Black Limba
Kosso
African Mahogany
Red Gum
Jatoba
Katalox

-- Dylan in St. Louis - Painfully new to woodworking.

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#3 posted 04-07-2017 02:47 PM

Didn’t see these on your list.

Amboyna Burl
Afzelia Burl (Makamong)
Shedua
Tasmanian Myrtlewood

-- Dan

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#4 posted 04-07-2017 03:04 PM

I’ve looked for a few different tasmanian woods, but they’re either too expensive or too hard to find, so I have bought any.

I was wondering about the afzalia. I tried searching for some the other day, but was apparently spelling it incorrectly! I’ll have to add it back to my shopping list.

Does everyone always have all these materials on hand? I had assumed I was a nut for buying up and stockpiling all this stuff before becoming more experienced.

Also forgot I have some others on the way, but don’t have it in hand yet.

Ziricote
English Walnut
Desert Ironwood

-- Dylan in St. Louis - Painfully new to woodworking.

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#5 posted 04-08-2017 01:01 AM

There is a person in Thailand who sells Afzelia burl in good size blocks. It looks like good quality stuff and although it is a lot of money, quantity wise it looks a lot cheaper than other sellers. They do not have any listed at this time.

Gilmer wood also sells it. Also Amboyna Burl and Tasmanian Myrtle wood.

-- Dan

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#6 posted 04-08-2017 03:04 PM

Thailand person sells on Ebay.

-- Dan

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