|Forum topic by aaronacj||posted 02-12-2015 02:45 AM||1085 views||0 times favorited||8 replies|
02-12-2015 02:45 AM
I have lurked the forums for some time and i have a question to ask. About 6 months ago i met a guy who knew a guy, who knew a guy… that had some exotic hardwoods he might be willing to part from. At the time i purchased what he had which was several pieces of Ebony (Gabon), Brown Ebony, Bubinga, Mahogany and a few others i can’t remember. I took it all for around $120 which was an amazing deal in my opinion, as i am fairly knew to woodworking and exotic hardwood prices.
I ran was running low on ebony so i called the guy and met with him this weekend and this time he brought me about 300-400 pounds of wood. 3 half logs of Ebony one about 4 ft tall another 3 ft and another 2 ft. The middles were hollowed out but there was a good 4-5 inches of thickness in some parts. along with that several other smaller pieces of ebony which i am guessing they came from other pieces that got re-sawed but still usable to me. I also got a 2”x12”X4’ piece of osage orange (US), bubinga 1/4 (3ft tall) log and board and a few padauk boards he wanted me to check out. Paid $150
He said he bough this wood about 30-40 years ago and it has been sitting. Some of the boards have cracks from it being dry on the ends. The ebony has cracks on the ends and throughout the logs but when i cut in to them the cracks seem to go about 1/2”-1” in leaving plenty of great wood.
I asked if i could go and buy more from him and he offered for me to check out his wood shed and see what i want. It’s hard to get wood prices on the net to compare so this is why i am asking.