Cameron,thanks for posting your honest opinion, on my how to project,
I believe that God made the wood with some kind of many reason, pls look around our house,office or somewhere else, many our belongings made from wood,do you think its been there before we are ? or its falling from the moon, 1000% from harvesting ofcause.
And in my country not all people or companies are able to do harvest or just cut them down even if the trees are belong to us and growing behind our backyard, many form you need to fill in and steps to pass by. sorry but it is not just likes picking the peanut up from the ground.
If we buy from government forestry management, its much much steps you have to pass by and some regulations that need to be followed, and its sold only to authorize companies, we have to re-plans 10 new seeds for each tree that we cut down, and we can not cut them down as we find them, we cut the trees that’s been marked by government forest management’s workers. just likes what Mr, Skarp said that its only deadfall,sick ones,old and too closed to each others. otherwise i’ll be belongs to jail’s property.
There’re many big companies who selling rosewood with big price and profit as well. i paid what i have to pay for getting rosewood and its same price as they paid for,but i still able to share rosewood much lower than they sold. its not about only financial aspects sir,i can sell rosewood for much much better price to others, i just told LJ’s members that i have beautifull wood and they have to cover my costs for getting it.
We are woodworking guys and that what we do and how we live our life.
Rosewood is not one of the banned wood specie in my country.
I hope my english is clear enough to be understood,