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Blog entry by marcosvillamontes posted 06-06-2012 09:31 PM 3500 reads 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

this is all the process before hardwood boards end up in your local store

trailer with 11,000BFT of ipe boards got stuck

road condition in the heart of the amazon forest

-- Marcos Villamontes, Santa Cruz, http://www.roquevalente.com



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Chuck

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#1 posted 06-07-2012 01:05 AM

There is a road going through the Amazon rain forest?!

-- Chuck, Washington D.C.

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nobuckle

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#2 posted 06-07-2012 01:42 AM

It’s no wonder why that stuff is so expensive.

-- Doug - Make an effort to live by the slogan "We try harder"

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marcosvillamontes

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#3 posted 06-07-2012 03:06 PM

now you know why a tree costs USD 50 and your m3 of ipe USD 2000…

serious, every week I spend at least USD 1500 on spare parts for pick up trucks and all other equipment such as shovel, truck, skidder etc etc

-- Marcos Villamontes, Santa Cruz, http://www.roquevalente.com

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helluvawreck

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#4 posted 06-07-2012 04:32 PM

You are in an interesting business. What are the different species that you work with directly?

helluvawreck
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marcosvillamontes

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#5 posted 06-08-2012 01:51 PM

thank you, interesting but not easy and definitely not so clean, the species we work with is 80% ipe and then we have cerejeira (for furniture, not decking) barauna (for heavy construction) and aroeira (goes to Brazil to fence peoples acres).

-- Marcos Villamontes, Santa Cruz, http://www.roquevalente.com

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