Cocobolo heaven

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Project by mgb_2x posted 09-01-2010 06:56 PM 2459 views 2 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hello all from sunny Florida, am down here on business and also visiting my sister and her family. Stumbled across a really neat little business that specializes in exoctic woods from Central and South America. There motto is “Precious wood for priceless projects”. The place is run by a gent named Harlan who has a wealth of knowledge on these beautiful woods and a sunny disposition to match. I spent hours with him and learned quite a bit about the woods he sells. I got schooled on the variations of Lignum Vitae. You can find the business at They have a nice inventory of cocobolo and many other species.They ship nationally and internationally. If you need to ask him a question feel free to call him at 727.521.0616 or email at I am encouraging him to join Lumberjocks, he does some fabulous turning work.

-- "aim small miss small" m g breedlove

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#1 posted 09-01-2010 07:22 PM

Man that is some nice wood. Chuck

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#2 posted 09-01-2010 07:41 PM

WOWSERS! That is Purdy!

-- If you don't work, you don't eat!.....Garland, TX

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#3 posted 09-02-2010 12:15 AM

what’s that about you needing my address?

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#4 posted 09-02-2010 12:35 AM

Very nice indeed. I love Cocobolo, you would not believe the price in the UK I am envious of your find.

-- Ollie, UK.

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#5 posted 09-02-2010 05:09 AM

Does it say $400.00 on that bowl blank?

Wow! Nice lumber, though.

-- Randy "You are judged as much by the questions you ask as the answers you give..."

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#6 posted 09-02-2010 08:09 AM

nice stack of wood… hope you put it to good use and show us all the results…

-- New Project = New Tool... it's just the way it is, don't fight it... :)

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#7 posted 09-02-2010 11:54 AM

I wouldn’t want you to lose too much sleep trying to figure out what to do with all of that. Just send it down here to Alabama and we will take that off your mind. No trouble at all.

-- Hey, woodworking ain't brain surgery. Just do something and keep trying till you get it. Doc

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#8 posted 09-02-2010 09:17 PM

Great find

-- Wood and Glass they kick (well you know) Have a great day - Dug

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#9 posted 07-03-2013 02:57 PM


-- Each step of every Wood Art project I design and build is considered my masterpiece… because I want the finished product to reflect the quality and creativeness of my work

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