The Rough Lumber Chronicles- Exotics: An Odyssey of a Village Boy River Walker

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Blog series by VillageBoy updated 116 days ago 2 parts 5598 reads 23 comments total

Part 1: Solid Ebony Table- For His Majesty The King

1018 days ago by VillageBoy | 22 comments »

The Rough Exotic Lumber Chronicles: An Odyssey of a Village Boy River Walker Greetings all, Thank you for your warm welcome! I am rookie woodworker w/experience in residential/commercial remodeling. Found a good connection on rough exotic lumber and decided to get my workshop together so I can build furniture with some wicked looking wood. Got a bunch of wide boards of Gabon Ebony with dimensions: 3-4” x 12-19” x 73” Boards fairly square but not level because they were milled w...

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116 days ago by VillageBoy | 1 comment »

So I am digging through my small arsenal of rough slabs searching for something marbled and lo & behold…. a diamond in the rough. The board has a twisting “S” crack running bout 48” or so through the length of the board. It is alway so hard for me to cut shorter pieces out of a long slab, but cases like this make it the choice much easier. Have a look and tell me what you guys think. Chopped off 25” section to see if I could make a n...

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