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The Basement #21: Cool Wood Finds - Mostly Exotics

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Blog entry by JL7 posted 10-22-2011 10:19 PM 1554 reads 1 time favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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A couple more cool Craiglists finds. The shop is full of new smells!

Lignum Vitae, Cocobolo, Ebony, African Blackwood, Bloodwood, Yellowheart, Red Heart, Olivewood, Cherry, Pink Ivory, B & W Ivory, Bocote, Zercote, Osage orange, Goncalo Alves, Zebrawood, Lacewood, Wenge, Spalted Maple, Bubinga and Snakewood. (Plus a few domestics in there also).

Granted, mostly smaller pieces, but cool none the less. Paid $100 (the last photo shows some stuff I traded for). I am really excited about the Ebony and Ivory becasue haven’t had the opportunity to work with these yet.

Below is Olivewood on the left:

Below is the Ebony (in wax):

Below is a little piece of snakewood on the right and some Pink Ivory in the back left:

Thanks for looking…...

Jeff

-- Jeff - I have not failed. I've just found 10,002 ways that won't work.



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SPalm

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#1 posted 10-22-2011 11:11 PM

Dang, I see a winter’s worth of fun in that!
Good job, that will be great to have such a collection.

Steve

-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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JL7

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#2 posted 10-23-2011 02:26 AM

Thanks Steve – already getting some ideas….....

Jeff

-- Jeff - I have not failed. I've just found 10,002 ways that won't work.

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GaryK

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#3 posted 10-23-2011 02:29 AM

That’s some great looking stuff.

I’ve never done anything with blackwood. Let me know who it works when you start messing with it.

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

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JL7

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#4 posted 10-23-2011 02:36 AM

Thanks Gary – I will make a point to do that…....It’s unique looking stuff…..............

Jeff

-- Jeff - I have not failed. I've just found 10,002 ways that won't work.

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PurpLev

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#5 posted 10-23-2011 03:07 AM

some great finds! that olive wood and ebony are gorgeous

-- ㊍ When in doubt - There is no doubt - Go the safer route.

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fernandoindia

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#6 posted 10-23-2011 04:01 AM

Hopefully you´re getting some ideas already.

Jeff , that is a lot of stuff for the whole winter !

-- Back home. Fernando

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ShaneA

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#7 posted 10-23-2011 04:05 AM

You are the CL king, and i bow to you, and your awesome wood collection!

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JL7

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#8 posted 10-23-2011 04:15 AM

Sharon, Fernando and Shane – thanks! The ideas are brewing….....actually….some of this wood just could be hung on the wall and be art…......

Jeff

-- Jeff - I have not failed. I've just found 10,002 ways that won't work.

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lightweightladylefty

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#9 posted 10-23-2011 04:22 AM

Jeff,

That’s really a nice score! You’re making us drool.

L/W

-- Jesus is the ONLY reason for ANY season.

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BritBoxmaker

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#10 posted 10-23-2011 03:18 PM

Niiiice. Have fun.

-- Martyn -- Boxologist, Pattern Juggler and Candyman of the visually challenging. http://www.theartofboxes.com

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rkoorman

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#11 posted 10-23-2011 06:25 PM

Great finds….the blackwood is a joy to work with. Make sure that the dust collector is on when sanding this stuff!!!

-- http://thewoodworkersattic.blogspot.com/

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John_G

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#12 posted 10-24-2011 10:10 PM

WOW, really 100.00 for all that….. early christams…. great find….

-- John Gray

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