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Forum topic by ltroupe1 posted 04-23-2010 07:10 PM 1112 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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04-23-2010 07:10 PM

Got what I need thanks.

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#1 posted 04-27-2010 06:55 PM

I will have some Cristobal mahogany cutoffs shortly. I bought some random lengths of what was supposed to be 3/4” thick by 6” T&G panelling. Actual the boards were more like 3/4” to 7/8” thick. Most of the wood is very hard and has really nice grain. The natural color runs from various shades of brownish to various shades of reddish. Most of the lumber was clear. This wood was cut in Costa Rica 20 plus years ago. What size cutoffs do you want?

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#2 posted 05-19-2010 03:58 PM

Still looking.

Any size will do. I am learning how to do inlay’s, scroll saw projects, small boxes, etc…


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#3 posted 05-19-2010 09:29 PM

Hey Levi … I don’t want to sound rude here, but a couple of things …

  1. You don’t say where you are. You’ll probably get a better response if folks don’t have to mail their scraps to you.
  2. You say that you are still learning. That’s probably a bad use for exotics. Use a common, cheap wood that you don’t mind messing up.
  3. Exotics are expensive, and in some cases in limited supply. Most of us will save even small cutoffs of the rare, expensive stuff for use in our own projects.
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#4 posted 05-19-2010 09:52 PM

Hey uffitze, Not being rude but…

1. I asked to buy scraps, I was not asking for a hand out.

2. If I am paying for something I don’t mind messing it up because we learn from our mistakes. We are allowed to do as we want and that is what makes woodworking enjoyable.

3. I did not put where I am from because if someone has some to sale we can make arrangements from there. I am from South GA.

I posted this 26 days ago and I got three responses. Today I got one that told me about Bell Forest products and they have the kind of stuff that I am looking for so I am good now. So I will buy some exotics like I want and if I butcher them up, oh well, I learn.

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