Would anyone like to sell a teeny tiny amount of Rosewood and Ebony?

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Forum topic by Keith Kelly posted 05-28-2015 02:03 AM 656 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Keith Kelly

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05-28-2015 02:03 AM

I offered to make a family member an item of his choice (as a thank you for letting me use his table saw the past 2 years) and he chose a coffee scoop.

“Rosewood with Ebony stripes,” he joked. Then he picked Cherry.

So, I think I’d like to surprise him and send him what he joked about. So, I’m officially in the market for some sort of Rosewood (unspecified, whew!) and Ebony. If anyone has tiny scraps they’d sell, I’d happily pay shipping plus some if it would save money over buying new.

Or, if you have ideas for good places to buy small quantities of exotic lumber, I’d be happy to hear those recommendations as well.

-- Keith - Bolivar, Missouri,

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#1 posted 05-28-2015 02:14 AM

I don’t have anything that exotic. I have some poplar, hickory, and maple, but that’s it.

If no one can help you out, my local shop sells exotics by the foot.

-- FNG ... On a quest for knowledge.

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#2 posted 05-28-2015 11:04 AM

if you could be a little more specific on the sizes you need, I may be able to help. I use a lot of ebony, not sure how much rosewood I have laying around.

-- Randy - "I dont make mistakes, I make design change opportunities"

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#3 posted 05-29-2015 02:48 AM

If you have one of the boutiques near you (Rockler, Woodcaft), you can pick up some 1/4” thick pieces that you can laminate together to make that coffee scoop. However, I’ll bet money that if you made a coffee scoop out of any nice wood, he’ll probably like it. Just look at some of the spoon carving aficionados’ samples here, there are some stellar examples.

-- Random Orbital Nailer

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