Eureka! Receipt says what wood I bought!

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Blog entry by thiel posted 07-08-2009 05:16 AM 1135 reads 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

The other day I enthusiastically bought some fancy wood since I was making small stuff and wanted to try out some other material. And then I promptly forgot what I bought.

The receipt appears:

—Bolivian Rosewood
—Figured Santos Mahogany (“Bee’s wings” I think)
—Mesquite (knew that)

Any tips for working with these beauties? I’ve already resawed them down to get bookmatched 1/2 inch boards…. The mahogany in particular seems a bit brittle. The mesquite is tough!

-- Laziness minus Apathy equals Efficiency

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#1 posted 07-08-2009 05:26 AM

Santos mahogany is VERY hard. Very hard on tools. Used a lot for flooring.

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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#2 posted 07-08-2009 05:38 AM

I have a couple boxes posted here and I frequently make my name keychain fobs in Mesquite. It is dense and heavy and takes a beautiful oil and wax finish. The sapwood is a bit softer and prone to bug holes. Nice character for a live edge project.

-- Peace in Wood ~

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#3 posted 07-08-2009 12:47 PM

I have a set of rosewood handle kitchen knives. Perhaps you could try something like that?

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#4 posted 07-08-2009 03:52 PM

Rosewood is a very solid wood as well with beautiful grain pattern (imo). Ironically enough I was just reading last week that some people can have a bad alergic reaction to the dust. Which could be a lot of woods, but they said some cases are severe enough to have flu like symptoms.

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