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#1 posted 09-15-2011 01:19 AM

I met a fellow woodworker a few weeks ago at our wholesaler, he told me to stop out at his place since he had a pile of 3-4’ offcuts (I was smiling inside and rubbing palms together) he could let me have.

I drove out to see him and after he loaded me up with a nice variety of African Mahogany, cherry, beech, walnut, sassafras, wenge, and a few others, he told me he is severly alergic to rosewood, and would I like to buy what he had left?

To shorten the story somewhat, he was rushed to the hospital (after cutting some rosewood) without the ability to breathe properly and remained there under watch for 4 hours while he came out of it. Said it was the most horrible feeling, thought he was going to die, heart palpatations, sweating and short of breath.

Since I don’t have that problem, I bought every piece he had…

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