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Forum topic by cathyb posted 02-20-2012 03:38 AM 1162 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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02-20-2012 03:38 AM

Last week, I sold all the tools that I haven’t been using. Thank you all for giving those tools a chance to work again. As long as I’m in the cleaning mode, I should also move some wood out of here. It sounds crazy that I would EVER part with my hand selected wood, but I need to be practical. About 6 years ago I bought quite a bit of rosewood. Then I learned that I’m allergic to rosewood. A trip to the hospital sure did change my love affair with that wood. For inlay, marquetry and boxes rosewood is awesome and I still use it though not as heavily as before. It will take me a lifetime to use up all that wood. So I need to get that stockpile reduced a bit.

The boards are sliced to 3/16” to 1/8”in thickness by 6” to 7” wide and about 4 feet long. I also have some that only 3” wide and about 2 1/2 to 3 feet long. It’s rough and needs to be sanded. I’m asking $20 a board foot and you’ll have to pay for shipping. If you need some sliced rosewood, let me know…..

-- cathyb, Hawaii,

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#1 posted 02-20-2012 03:45 AM

sorry cathy

i got a lifetime supply here already too
and have learned to ‘button up’
when i work it

nasty dust in the lungs

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#2 posted 02-20-2012 03:50 AM

Isn’t that the truth! I bought a hazmat suit and a painter’s hood that I wear over my respirator. It still makes my skin itchy. I have to be extra careful about cleaning up all the dust. Nevertheless, it is just beautiful as inlay. I always use it for boxes. Right now I’m making a stand for a gong that is loaded with rosewood. Pictures will be coming sometime next week. Honestly if you don’t use it all the time, it’s not so bad.
Have a good evening Patron….....

-- cathyb, Hawaii,

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#3 posted 02-21-2012 07:51 PM

I finally have some photos of my rosewood. The reddish boards are Hondurus rosewood, the darker boards are probably Indian rosewood, but I’m not sure. They are almost black and look like ebony with a finish. I also have 8 by 8 by 2 inch turning blanks of the Hondurus rosewood, they are $25 a piece. In addition, I have various length and widths of the darker Indian rosewood, with a few pieces of Cocobolo in the pile as well.

This wood be the Indian rosewood for cabinetry, inlay, marquetry or instruments.

My assorted pieces of the darker rosewood.

It’s pretty heavy, so if you only need short pieces for boxes, I’d cut it to length and put it into a flat rate Post Office box for shipping….....

-- cathyb, Hawaii,

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