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Forum topic by bibb posted 05-07-2009 05:48 AM 1224 views 1 time favorited 11 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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05-07-2009 05:48 AM

Topic tags/keywords: rosewood

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.
Cheers
Bibb

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#1 posted 05-09-2009 04:21 PM

hey bibbs if you need to charge more to make some cash i am cool with that, i cannot wait to see this stuff here.

-- Roper - Master of sawdust- www.roperwoodturning.com

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#2 posted 05-15-2009 08:20 PM

Check out the latest batch of pictures of the LJ rosewood shipment:
http://lumberjocks.com/topics/8178
Contact me (Bibb) if you have questions

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#3 posted 05-29-2009 05:27 PM

hey folks,
I talked with Deni last night and it will be 3-4 weeks before our shipment is dry and on the boat. Then 3 weeks at sea and another 7-10 days to Denver. Bottom line is end of July before I have lumber to send out.
Cheers
Bibb

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#4 posted 06-13-2009 04:33 AM

Update Friday June 12th
Here’s the story, everything is lined up and ready to go. the lumber is in the box and has been fumigated. My import manager (I had to bring in a pro to help with all of the paperwork) has all of the documentation complete and we are scheduled for the boat that leaves Jakarta this coming Sunday.
We are having a bit of trouble with the customs broker in Jakarta, he says the lumber is over legal size but we are working on that.
If we do make the boat this Sunday it will mean that I get the shipment in Denver about July 15th. I think that we have a good shot at making that date.
I will send out a mass mailer once our ship has sailed (I’ve always wanted to be able to say that!).
Cheers and thanks for checking in.
Al

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#5 posted 07-01-2009 06:09 PM

Hi All,
As a long-time aerospace engineer I am used to schedule delays, but I didn’t realize how prevalent slips are in the commercial world.
This morning (after a lot of e-mail traffic with shippers and IMs with Deni in Jakarta) I learned that the box of Rosewood has not left yet. It is currently on the way to Singapore where it will be loaded onto a ship for a 16-day trip to LA. 5-7 days from LA to Denver, then a few days for me to sort and catalog means that our new date is about August 1. I have all of the behind the scenes things taken care of, Pay Pal accounts, UPS etc to help expedite things when you are ready to place your orders. I think that you will be able to have your rosewood in time to start your holiday gift building (I know that I have to start in August to make my December dates!) Please let me know if August is too late for your needs. I can’t speed things up but I will take you off the list if you want me to. Please let me know only if you decide that you are no longer interested.
Cheers
Bibb

-- you may only live once, but if you do it right that's all you need katanadesign.com

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#6 posted 07-23-2009 12:12 AM

Update for all of you patient people.
I received confirmation that the rosewood will arrive in LA this coming Sunday 7/27. After that I still don’t know. If the box is pulled for inspection (likely because I am now considered a new importer) it may be delayed by another two weeks. Once the box is released it will take about a week by truck to get to Denver. Then I need to sort, catalog and take pics of everything.
Then I will be ready to start filling your orders. I still think that you will have your wood in plenty of time to start your Christmas projects!!

Cheers and thanks for your patience.

Bibb

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#7 posted 07-30-2009 08:27 PM

OK All,
I’m a pretty smart guy but can someone tell me how to add parts 2, 3, 4 etc. to this forum? I did it once accidentally and I just don’t remember how I did it.
Anyway… on to more important things
ETA to Denver is 8/7. I’m just waiting for the “official” paperwork to get the trucking company to release it as soon as it arrives.
Stay tuned.
Cheers
Bibb

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#8 posted 07-30-2009 10:48 PM

I think you are talking about the blogs. those have parts, but the forum posts do not.

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#9 posted 08-27-2009 05:08 AM

OK the cat is out of the bag. I received the Rosewood on Friday. It took me two days to unload, sort and sticker it all.
I had hoped to keep this under wraps for a few more days while I get my act together but oh well, lets rock and roll.
Man is this stuff beautiful. I would like to ask you all to be patient with me. I am spending my days looking for a real job and filling orders by night.
MMH has been a great help getting me set up on Pay Pal so I can receive electronic payments from all of you. My plan is to work down the list that I have from those of you who placed orders. I will make an invoice and send it to you via e-mail. I still do not have e addresses from some of you and I need that in order to send you the invoice. Once you get an e-mail followed by an invoice from me that you agree with, submit your payments to me via the Pay Pal system. This is the only way that I will be able to make this work.
By the way, David is right
I’m just an old hippie

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#10 posted 08-27-2009 05:25 AM

I just got home from my roadtrip to Denver to pick-up my portion of the wood candy.

I echo Bibb’s comment…this stuff is georgeouuuuuus!

Bibb had the pieces neatly sorted by length in stacks that filled his garage and I kid you not when I say that I would have taken every square inch of the stuff…but Bibb made me quit loading boards in my Suburban.

Thanks to Deni and Bibb for al their hard work. All Lumberjocks should be thankful for their hard work.

I repeat my earlier comments, this is a wonderful application of the community atmosphere that Martin has created for us here.

I can’t wait to start making sawdust.

Trev

-- Trevor Premer Head Termite and Servant to the Queen - Heirloom Woodworking

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#11 posted 09-01-2009 07:52 PM

CHRISTMAS in AUGUST!

Hey, I just got my box of Rosewood to make some wonderful cane handles! The deep color and grain should come out nicely once I start shaping. If you haven’t hopped on this wagon, you better hurry!

I gotta’ run, going to the basement workshop!

-- "They who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night." ~ Edgar Allan Poe

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