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Oh Beeswing Purpleheart, How Do I Love You? Let Me Count The Ways!! Lumber Gloat #3

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Blog entry by matt garcia posted 1835 days ago 4154 reads 0 times favorited 17 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Well guys and gals, I went to Clark’s this past weekend looking for more beeswing aniegre (I’m greedy, huh?). Well I didn’t find any (David Harms probably beat me to it, he’s at Clark’s all the time, just kidding David!!). What I did see was a gorgeous piece of beeswing purpleheart with just an amazing figure to it!!

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I follwed my buddy Lee around while he was helping this lady with her lumber needs. While she was on the phone getting a decision, I took Lee over to it, and we measured it up. While I thought this board would be crazy expensive, he enlightened me that is was rough cut!! The measurements are 14”W x 8’L x 15/16” thick. I was shocked and pleased to get rough stock pricing!!

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Here are a few pics next to the aniegre.

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All of these pics are with mineral spirits added to enhance the figure. ENJOY!!

-- Matt Garcia Wannabe Period Furniture Maker, Houston TX



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a1Jim

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#1 posted 1835 days ago

Purdy purdy purdy AKA pretty

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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DavidH

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#2 posted 1835 days ago

wow!! get to building matt! :)

-- David - Houston, Texas. (http://www.justsquareenough.com/)

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degoose

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#3 posted 1835 days ago

OK Matt you win.

-- Drink twice... and don't bother to cut... @ lazylarrywoodworks.com.au For lovers of all things timber...

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jockmike2

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#4 posted 1834 days ago

Nice looking PH.

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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daveintexas

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#5 posted 1834 days ago

Matt-
You are making some very nice scores on figured wood.
Now you can resaw them into veneer…..........

BTW- do you ever get up to M&G sawmill ?? They are up by Huntsville, and are really great folks to deal with.
Not to mention their lumber is priced very reasonable.

Keep posting.

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DavidH

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#6 posted 1834 days ago

i think its time for a roadtrip to huntsville…

-- David - Houston, Texas. (http://www.justsquareenough.com/)

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Dusty56

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#7 posted 1834 days ago

SCORE !!! You’re a lucky man , my friend : )
Now , what to make out of all these nice little gifts from Mother Nature ?

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

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acanthuscarver

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#8 posted 1834 days ago

Matt,

What kind of period furniture are you going to make with that? I mean, c’mon! Chippendale, Hepplewhite and Sheraton would be rolling over if they knew you were going to make something out of that stuff. I guess if you just packaged it up and sent it my way that would be a start to getting you back on the period path.

Great looking stuff, btw.

-- Chuck Bender, Senior Editor Popular Woodworking Magazine, period furniture maker, woodworking instructor

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Beginningwoodworker

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#9 posted 1833 days ago

Nice looking wood, Matt.

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

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Douglas Bordner

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#10 posted 1833 days ago

Sweet! I’d be scared to plane it…

-- "Bordnerizing" perfectly good lumber for over a decade.

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Kent Shepherd

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#11 posted 1833 days ago

Great stuff, Matt

-- She thought I hung the moon--now she just thinks I did it wrong

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Skee

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#12 posted 1529 days ago

Matt,

So, what became of the lumber? And as an educational note, what do you mean by Beeswings when describing the lumber?

-- -- Skee from MN

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matt garcia

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#13 posted 1529 days ago

It’s still in my garage! I don’t know why it’s called “beeswing”, but I know that is the terminology used when describing wood with these particular grain patterns.

-- Matt Garcia Wannabe Period Furniture Maker, Houston TX

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Dusty56

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#14 posted 1529 days ago

The figure resembles the patterns in bees wings . Next time you find a dead bee , hold it up to the light and look through its wings : )

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

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matt garcia

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#15 posted 1529 days ago

Thanks Dusty!!!

-- Matt Garcia Wannabe Period Furniture Maker, Houston TX

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