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Blog entry by bayspt posted 04-07-2008 09:04 PM 2995 reads 0 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Amazon
Well on my way from Sao Paulo to Campinas, Brazil, I thought I would pause to take this pic for everyone. Can you imagine all the teak and brazilwood and mahogany and brazilian cheery and santos rosewood and …. that are in this picture of the Amazon (rain forest not .com) The people hear burn teak for firewood. Where is my chain saw. Of course as a resposible member of society I have to say save the rain forest but man what some of you could do with that wood (especially if it was firewood price) Sorry all for the quallity of the pic, best I could do from a camera phone from a moving vehicle. I am buying the wood for the bookcase when I get home (after I go to Santiago, Chile). Sure wish I could have spent Sunday in my shop instead of in a crumby hotel room (with teak floors and dark stained teak trim btw) I guess teak is the Brazilian Pine. Have fun all it’s time for me to get some work done.

-- Jimmy, Oklahoma "It's a dog-eat-dog world, and I'm wearing milkbone underwear!"



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GaryK

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#1 posted 04-07-2008 09:26 PM

A woodworker’s paradise that’s for sure.

I might be worth the price to buy a bunch of wood and ship it home.

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

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bayspt

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#2 posted 04-07-2008 09:29 PM

I wish I has the resources to check it out, but I think there is allot of problems getting it into the U.S.

-- Jimmy, Oklahoma "It's a dog-eat-dog world, and I'm wearing milkbone underwear!"

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Scott Bryan

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#3 posted 04-07-2008 09:48 PM

Only a true LJ would look at this and see lumber.

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

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Jimthecarver

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#4 posted 04-07-2008 10:06 PM

Wow!...I must be an LJ fer sure..My heart goes pitter patter when i look at that pic.

-- Can't never could do anything, to try is to advance.

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bayspt

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#5 posted 04-07-2008 10:09 PM

How bout I bring a couple thousand board feet home in my suitcase??? Sure do wish I could.

-- Jimmy, Oklahoma "It's a dog-eat-dog world, and I'm wearing milkbone underwear!"

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tenontim

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#6 posted 04-08-2008 12:39 AM

I know the feeling, Jimmy. I was once in Peru, out in a little town in the middle of the rain forest and I almost had a nervous breakdown. There were little shops all over town with all of these beautiful boards leaning against them. Out of town aways, they were clearing the land and there must have been 1000’s of $ worth of lumber piled up to burn. It was almost more than a woodworker could stand. :(

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Grumpy

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#7 posted 04-08-2008 12:52 AM

Keep the rain forest Jocks. Theres plenty of wood elsewhere.

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

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bayspt

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#8 posted 04-08-2008 01:09 AM

Wood comes from forest (rain or otherwise) just wish the fine people of the Amazon could relize how much they are cutting. I would hate for them to wake up one day and relize it was all gone. Control is the key.

-- Jimmy, Oklahoma "It's a dog-eat-dog world, and I'm wearing milkbone underwear!"

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