|Project by woodworkEER||posted 04-07-2010 02:05 AM||2061 views||0 times favorited||13 comments|
I bought this jointer, lathe, and a smaller lathe for pretty cheap yesterday. As I was finishing loading the truck with my new tools the guy offered me a stack of 35-40 rough cut walnut blanks of various sizes for $10. I took the offer. When i got home I noticed that a few of them were MUCH heavier. I planed one down to see the grain and made a fantastic discovery. I think that it is rosewood, exactly what type i’m not sure. Some of you are going to say that it is purpleheart, but it’s not that purple in real life. I’ve worked w/ purple heart before, this is totally different. Anyway, I ended up finding 7 of these peices that are 3”x3”x24”-30” each. The guy told me that this wood has been laying around for decades, could this be pre-CITES treaty rosewood??? I’m going to take it to the university in a few weeks to get it checked out.
Any suggestions on rosewood projects?
Also, the jointer is for sale if anyone near WV is interested.
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