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Forum topic by SSMDad posted 04-22-2011 02:34 PM 931 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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04-22-2011 02:34 PM

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As I’ve said I’m a total newbie when it comes to woodworking but it’s something I’ve wanted to do for many many years. I’ve always admired those who can make such incredible designs and items from wood.

So, the other day I went to wood shop in the area here where they basically carry many domestic and exotic species of rough milled wood and sell it all by the bg. I’m asking the person there what each wood is as I walk up to it and for some reason every other piece I went to was dark mahogany or black walnut. So much so he started laughing about it also. Guess it’s the German side of the family that I get the dark wood attraction to. haha

I was able though to get a beautiul 6’ board of Cherry (at $3.90/bf) and 3 feet of Purpleheart for $4.10/bf which I intend to use to make my wife a jewelry box for her birthday.

Anyway, just thought I’d share the experience and bring a laugh.

-- Chris ~~Who controls the past controls the future. Who controls the present controls the past."


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#1 posted 04-22-2011 04:34 PM

I am also amaze how much better skill other people are.

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#2 posted 04-22-2011 08:07 PM

You obviously have a preferred wood !!! :)

I’m smiling—so you kept being drawn to the black woods but you chose “reds”. Interesting

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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#3 posted 04-23-2011 03:03 PM

Debbie it must be that I’d prefer my woodworking finances to always be in the black but unfortunately its usually in the red. :) that and I figured my wife wouldnt like such dark wood for a birthday jewelry box.

-- Chris ~~Who controls the past controls the future. Who controls the present controls the past."

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