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Blog entry by GaryK posted 02-04-2008 07:11 AM 2560 reads 1 time favorited 20 comments Add to Favorites Watch

During my recent trip to California and all the wood supply places I used to get my wood from I thought
I would take some pictures of one of my favorite places.

You can find them at:
http://www.anexotichardwood.com/

If you are ever in Carlsbad, California, it’s worth a look. He doesn’t give the stuff away, but his prices
are better then some.

Enjoy!

This is their sign with some massive slabs behide it.


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This is looking to the left from the above photos.
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and this is looking 180 degrees from above. Shows some of their small stock.
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A couple of random photos
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Here are some massive pieces of lumber. That shiny thing toward the right is my cell phone.
They are about 4 foot wide and 10 feet long.
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Along the back wall
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Some highly figured cocobolo. I bought a piece of this. ($30 a bf yikes!)
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Looking down one aisle. That’s the back wall at the end.
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Looking down the next aisle
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A room up front full of turning blocks
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A view 180 degrees from above.
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-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX



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FrankA

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#1 posted 02-04-2008 07:25 AM

Thanks for sharing Gary, makes me wish I was about 3000 miles closer.

-- Frank Auge---Nichols NY----"My opinion is neither copyrighted nor trademarked, but it is price competitive."

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Grumpy

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#2 posted 02-04-2008 11:16 AM

Ah, if I only had a boat.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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Brad

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#3 posted 02-04-2008 12:25 PM

Woohoo I didn’t know this place is like 20miles from my house!!!! Thanks Gary!

-- Brad -- www.bradfordwoodworking.blogspot.com

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#4 posted 02-04-2008 12:50 PM

Beautiful woods they’ve got there, no doubt about it. I only wish I could find something like that here in my town ;)

-- "Give me your poor tools, your tired steel, your huddled masses of rust." Yep, I ripped off the Statue of Liberty. That's how I roll!

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Scott Bryan

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#5 posted 02-04-2008 02:20 PM

Wow. These are really gorgeous woods. I am surprised that you aren’t still there. I would have a hard time leaving a place like this.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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rikkor

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#6 posted 02-04-2008 03:25 PM

I think I am glad I DON’T live near it. I am not sure I could afford it.

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Eric

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#7 posted 02-04-2008 03:47 PM

Now why can’t I find a place like that in Malaysia?

-- Eric at http://adventuresinwoodworking.com

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Blake

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#8 posted 02-04-2008 07:47 PM

Mine, mine… MINE!!!

-- Happy woodworking! http://www.openarmsphotography.com

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mrtrim

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#9 posted 02-04-2008 08:43 PM

it looks to me like a launch pad to bankrupcy ! my plastic is smokin just looking at the pictures ! lol

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jcees

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#10 posted 02-05-2008 12:16 AM

They’ve been one of my favs for years. Beautiful stuff, great guys, fair pricing. What more can you ask for?

always,
J.C.

-- When one tugs at a single thing in nature, he finds it attached to the rest of the world. -- John Muir

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DocK16

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#11 posted 02-05-2008 12:59 AM

No Blake mine mine, gimme gimme!
Gary, how did you keep from going broke in there?

-- Common sense is so rare anymore when you do see it, it looks like pure genius.

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GaryK

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#12 posted 02-05-2008 01:02 AM

Dock – What make you think I didn’t go broke? :-)

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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GaryK

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#13 posted 02-06-2008 04:25 AM

Here are a couple of pictures of a fantastically figured piece of cocobolo I mentioned above that I bought.


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-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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Dan'um Style

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#14 posted 02-06-2008 04:46 AM

wild grain on the cocobolo . what does your imagination see for that wood ?

-- keeping myself entertained ... Humor and fun lubricate the brain

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GaryK

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#15 posted 02-06-2008 04:53 AM

Dan – I can’t see anything yet, but I know that the light will turn on in my head soon enough.

I just can’t pass up a fantastic piece of wood when I see it. I know I will never see it again if I don’t

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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