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Blog entry by bibb posted 1830 days ago 4143 reads 1 time favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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To everyone interested in Deni’s beautiful rosewood. Deni & I have been trying out how to get his wood to us. I live near Denver Colorado which is fairly central. If somebody knows of a cost effective way to get the wood shipped here I am willing to play distribution center at no charge. UPS here in the states should be reasonable. I would have to ask the LJs who are interested to help cover shipping to me and then cover their UPS orders. I’m sure that someone out there knows a way to help us all get some of this beautiful wood. at $5.00 a foot how can we pass this offer up.
Please let Deni or me Al Bibbero – Bibbero@comcast.net know how we can make this happen.

-- "Imagination is more important than knowledge" Bibb in CO at http://katanadesign.com



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Gary

6060 posts in 1934 days


#1 posted 1830 days ago

So, where is the wood coming from?

-- Gary, DeKalb Texas only 4 miles from the mill

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Roper

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#2 posted 1830 days ago

hey bibbs let me know what you need and i will help in any way i can i would love to turn some of that stuff. and where is it coming from so i can start lookin at ways to get it here? hope all is well, and any time you want a turning lesson you got it.

-- Roper - Master of sawdust- www.roperwoodturning.com

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bibb

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#3 posted 1830 days ago

To all,
This brain fart is a work in progress. If we can get an expert to help us with shipping we will work out the logistics after that. I have no idea how to make this happen but I hate to let this opportunity get away. If anybody out there can help…
Bibb

-- "Imagination is more important than knowledge" Bibb in CO at http://katanadesign.com

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Dustin Ward (aka Tearen)

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#4 posted 1830 days ago

I can ask my logistics coordinator about getting together an overseas shipment. Probably what I would need is location of origin, estimated shipment weight, overall dimensions, etc. I can then start looking at the best methods for transport.

That being said, would a smaller load be ok? A 20ft container is a lot of material.

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Gary

6060 posts in 1934 days


#5 posted 1829 days ago

Anything new on the wood??

-- Gary, DeKalb Texas only 4 miles from the mill

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Dustin Ward (aka Tearen)

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#6 posted 1829 days ago

I just sent Rosewood a request for more detailed information. Once I get that I have 5 companies ready to quote shipping costs via boat. My company already does alot of international shipping as a large automotive supplier, so I should be able to get some good rates and maybe even get some shipping combined with work related stuff to reduce some of the costs even more. But, once again… need to review the detailed information first.

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bibb

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#7 posted 1828 days ago

To all LJs interested in the rosewood. Deni has asked me to compile a list of folks who will be interested in getting some. We are going to limit the orders to 50 bd ft to ensure that everybody who wants some will have an opportunity. This will be a one time deal since I am not a reseller or dealer, just a modest dust maker.

If you would like to get on the list please reply to this blog with your specifics; name, contact info and # of Bd Ft you are willing to commit to. I will contact folks whenever we receive the shipment. All buyers will be respinsible for paying for shipping. I’m thinking about setting up a Pay-Pal account to manage the $$. I have never done that but it’s time to give it a try.

Of course this all hinges on getting help with the importing and shipping. Tearen is investigating options for us. Thanks Tearen

-- "Imagination is more important than knowledge" Bibb in CO at http://katanadesign.com

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HeirloomWoodworking

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#8 posted 1828 days ago

As stated previously, I am very excited to be counted in this effort and I can’t wait to start making my own projects with it.

I think that all of us that are interested, will be better able to aver our interest when the final figures of freight costs, and import taxes are available.

Thanks to bibb and Tearen in doing the leg work…gawd this is awsome looking wood.

also…can I assume this is green, rough cut lumber…or?

Trev

-- Trevor Premer Head Termite and Servant to the Queen - Heirloom Woodworking

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Gary

6060 posts in 1934 days


#9 posted 1827 days ago

Bibb, I think if you would put this on the Forum side, you’d get more attention/response

-- Gary, DeKalb Texas only 4 miles from the mill

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Roper

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#10 posted 1820 days ago

count me in bibbs i would love to turn some of that.

-- Roper - Master of sawdust- www.roperwoodturning.com

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bibb

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#11 posted 1808 days ago

To all who have been patiently waiting for more info about the Rosewood.
Well… we have put things in motion. Rosewood (AKA Deni) is currently cutting the last 200 bdft of the order and is taking it to town for drying in the kiln. He said that it will take about 30 days to complete the drying cycle then he will transport it to Jakarta Port. I have a shipper lined up to walk it through customs and shipping. Three weeks on the ocean to LA then another 10 days or so to truck it to Denver. Deni has been posting pictures of the load that he is putting together for us. If you haven’t already done so check it out at http://picasaweb.google.com/deniirawan66
I have requested a variety of flat sawn, quarter and rift cut, 4/4 or better thickness (MMH), as wide as we can get in random lengths and even some pen blanks and Deni is doing his best to fulfill the request. I am going to keep the instrument grade quarter sawn for at least six months so it can season properly before I cut backs, sides, fingerboards and bridge blanks but you know they will be worth the wait.
I am going to post this in a couple of places on our LJ web for maximum coverage. I will honor the $9.00 bdft to LJs as I promised before for the flat sawn; but at that price I will net about zero. Well maybe I’ll get a few pieces of really nice Rosewood out of the deal!!
Stay tuned for more info. Feel free to PM me with questions and orders. I am keeping a spreadsheet of everybody that has places a request.
Cheers
Bibb

-- "Imagination is more important than knowledge" Bibb in CO at http://katanadesign.com

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