|Forum topic by interpim||posted 1690 days ago||796 views||0 times favorited||5 replies|
1690 days ago
Today was a great day for me :)
I received the Timberwolf blade I ordered with the Visa gift card my Mother-in-law gave me for Christmas, and boy, I didn’t realize how awesome this blade is. I had been using the piece of crap blade that came with my Ridgid bandsaw, and this blade compared to it is night and day.
Also, on the way home I picked up the grinder I have been eyeballing for several months… finally bit the bullet and laid down the cash so to speak.
Oh yeah, rare US wood…
I have signed on for a pen swap on another woodworking forum, and the majority of the users there are Australian. I plan on sending some blanks along with the pen I end up turning, but I am not sure as to what type of woods I should send. I would love to send something that has to be imported there, so that it will be a treat. Here in lies the problem. I have no clue what types of wood are common to our countries, I don’t want to send a spalted oak blank, and it turns out that they are burning it down there because they have way to much going around. I have some maple burl blanks, and some figured redwood blanks I plan on sending, but I also need to pick up some new wood for myself, and if I can get something good to send, I would like to.
Well, any help is appreciated… I’m still beaming about the superb cuts that Timberwolf blade has been giving me :)
-- San Diego, CA