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Rosewood at an unbelievable price #2: Rosewood Friday June 12th

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Blog entry by bibb posted 06-13-2009 04:42 AM 1267 reads 0 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 1: Rosewood Part 2 of Rosewood at an unbelievable price series Part 3: It's here »

Here’s the story, everything is lined up and ready to go. the lumber is in the box and has been fumigated. My import manager (I had to bring in a pro to help with all of the paperwork) has all of the documentation complete and we are scheduled for the boat that leaves Jakarta this coming Sunday.
We are having a bit of trouble with the customs broker in Jakarta, he says the lumber is over legal size but we are working on that.
If we do make the boat this Sunday it will mean that I get the shipment in Denver about July 15th. I think that we have a good shot at making that date.
I will send out a mass mailer once our ship has sailed (I’ve always wanted to be able to say that!).
Cheers and thanks for checking in.
Al

-- you may only live once, but if you do it right that's all you need katanadesign.com



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#1 posted 06-13-2009 06:15 AM

Thanks for the update : ) It feels like Christmas will be here early this year !

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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#2 posted 06-13-2009 06:47 AM

Thanks for the update Bibb.

Scrappy

-- Scrap Wood's the best...the projects are smaller, and so is the mess!

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#3 posted 06-13-2009 07:17 AM

ALRIGHT !!!!!

My mind is spinning with all the ideas I have about how I am going to use this !!!!

-- Don S.E. OK

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#4 posted 06-13-2009 02:09 PM

Al, I have my jointer in and getting ready to set it up today. Have to buy a planer. Any recommendations for a planer that will handle rosewood and not break the bank. Thanks for what you’re doing to help us other LJs with this rosewood. I may not sleep the first few nights after it comes in.

-- Gary, Huntsville. Two wrongs don't make a right, but three lefts do.

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#5 posted 07-01-2009 06:07 PM

Hi All,
As a long-time aerospace engineer I am used to schedule delays, but I didn’t realize how prevalent slips are in the commercial world.
This morning (after a lot of e-mail traffic with shippers and IMs with Deni in Jakarta) I learned that the box of Rosewood has not left yet. It is currently on the way to Singapore where it will be loaded onto a ship for a 16-day trip to LA. 5-7 days from LA to Denver, then a few days for me to sort and catalog means that our new date is about August 1. I have all of the behind the scenes things taken care of, Pay Pal accounts, UPS etc to help expedite things when you are ready to place your orders. I think that you will be able to have your rosewood in time to start your holiday gift building (I know that I have to start in August to make my December dates!) Please let me know if August is too late for your needs. I can’t speed things up but I will take you off the list if you want me to. Please let me know only if you decide that you are no longer interested.
Cheers
Bibb

-- you may only live once, but if you do it right that's all you need katanadesign.com

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#6 posted 07-01-2009 06:11 PM

im good , and still offer my help on your end to get things moving .
just say the word .

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#7 posted 07-17-2009 05:01 AM

Keep me on the list—-looking forward to some interesting pen blanks.

-- GSY from N. Idaho

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#8 posted 07-17-2009 05:08 AM

Ditto…keep me on the list.

-- Don S.E. OK

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#9 posted 07-17-2009 06:01 AM

Sorry I missed out on this one….sounds like some very nice wood..

-- Woodworking.....My small slice of heaven!

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#10 posted 07-23-2009 12:11 AM

Update for all of you patient people.
I received confirmation that the rosewood will arrive in LA this coming Sunday 7/27. After that I still don’t know. If the box is pulled for inspection (likely because I am now considered a new importer) it may be delayed by another two weeks. Once the box is released it will take about a week by truck to get to Denver. Then I need to sort, catalog and take pics of everything.
Then I will be ready to start filling your orders. I still think that you will have your wood in plenty of time to start your Christmas projects!!

Cheers and thanks for your patience.

Bibb

-- you may only live once, but if you do it right that's all you need katanadesign.com

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#11 posted 07-23-2009 12:22 AM

thanks bibb ,
hope you are rested , and catching up on your own life too ?

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#12 posted 07-30-2009 08:30 PM

OK All,
I’m a pretty smart guy but can someone tell me how to add parts 2, 3, 4 etc. to this forum? I did it once accidentally and I just don’t remember how I did it.
Anyway… on to more important things
ETA to Denver is 8/7. I’m just waiting for the “official” paperwork to get the trucking company to release it as soon as it arrives.
Stay tuned.
Cheers
Bibb

-- you may only live once, but if you do it right that's all you need katanadesign.com

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#13 posted 07-30-2009 08:37 PM

Bibb, just add a new blog , select the series (Rosewood at an unbelievable Price) – the number will be added automatically, and you can also add a sub-title.

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

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#14 posted 07-30-2009 08:44 PM

Thanks all Got it now as I told sIKEs I couldn’t see the forest from the trees

-- you may only live once, but if you do it right that's all you need katanadesign.com

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#15 posted 08-03-2009 11:52 AM

bibb, do you have any more of this wood? i might have misunderstood but it sounded like you took prearrival orders for this wood.

-- wm, brandon,ms

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