To all who have been patiently waiting for more info about the Rosewood.
Well… we have put things in motion. Rosewood (AKA Deni) is currently cutting the last 200 bdft of the order and is taking it to town for drying in the kiln. He said that it will take about 30 days to complete the drying cycle then he will transport it to Jakarta Port. I have a shipper lined up to walk it through customs and shipping. Three weeks on the ocean to LA then another 10 days or so to truck it to Denver. Deni has been posting pictures of the load that he is putting together for us. If you haven’t already done so check it out at http://picasaweb.google.com/deniirawan66
I have requested a variety of flat sawn, quarter and rift cut, 4/4 or better thickness (MMH), as wide as we can get in random lengths and even some pen blanks and Deni is doing his best to fulfill the request. I am going to keep the instrument grade quarter sawn for at least six months so it can season properly before I cut backs, sides, fingerboards and bridge blanks but you know they will be worth the wait.
I am going to post this in a couple of places on our LJ web for maximum coverage. I will honor the $9.00 bdft to LJs as I promised before for the flat sawn; but at that price I will net about zero. Well maybe I’ll get a few pieces of really nice Rosewood out of the deal!!
Stay tuned for more info. Feel free to PM me with questions and orders. I am keeping a spreadsheet of everybody that has places a request.
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