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Blog entry by Karson posted 11-26-2012 03:49 AM 1958 reads 0 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A news article about Illegal logging of rosewood in Asia.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †



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FirehouseWoodworking

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#1 posted 11-26-2012 04:22 AM

Kinda sounds like the story behind “Blood Diamonds”. Same story; different product.

-- Dave; Lansing, Kansas

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David Craig

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#2 posted 11-26-2012 07:52 AM

Interesting article Karson, thanks for posting. Folks that work with exotics and order online should pay close attention. The article briefly mentions Gibson paying a fine for “illegal” Ebony. The CEO of the company still insists that Gibson purchased the wood legally and had the paperwork to support it, but the costs they would incur in order to prove their innocence was far more than the fine and loss of lumber when the Feds confiscated it. Fines are an often used method to financially discourage honest people from becomming unwitting accomplices to illegal smuggling of this type. If anyone purchases Rosewood from an online retailer, you might want to do some research on what documentation legitimate sources should have on hand to reference for proving their legitimacy. It might save your behind somewhere down the road.

-- There is little that is simple when it comes to making a simple box.

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grizzman

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#3 posted 11-26-2012 03:10 PM

now the wood has been stripped from the forests, and almost extincted, a very sad tale…i could go on here, but the article speaks for itself….....thanks karson for the heads up..that massive piece in the picture was beautiful..im sure it cost a million bucks..pocket change for many over there getting rich on drugs and illegal forestry..

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#4 posted 11-26-2012 03:46 PM

Thank you Karson!

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN. http://www.woodcarvingillustrated.com/gallery/member.php?uid=3627&protype=1

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#5 posted 11-26-2012 04:56 PM

so sad…we see this pattern repeated around the world…in the end the culture where the resource was found is decimated, the resource is decimated, the people involved in the trade have nothing left, and some rich fat guy has a cool piece of furniture to show off to his friends.

stuff. we are made to want, desire, cheat, work for STUFF…the root of all evil is stuff.

-- Matt--Proud LJ since 2007

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Grumpy

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#6 posted 11-26-2012 10:06 PM

Not good to see happening Karson.

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

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#7 posted 11-26-2012 11:26 PM

Thanks for this article Karson, I had no idea…

-- Mike in Concord, NH---Unpleasant tasks are simply worthy challenges to improve skills.

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#8 posted 11-26-2012 11:36 PM

Thanks Karson

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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#9 posted 11-27-2012 05:17 PM

I gave up on exotic foreign woods. The beauty of our walnut and oaks and cherry, just to mention a few, are more than enough to satisfy my esthetics.

-- Zipsss

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