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2570 days ago

Topic tags/keywords: wenge yellowheart zebrawood afromosa cumaru imbuia bubinga sapele andrioba spanish cedar ebay

Hello LJ’s

Want to share a good source for exotic hardwoods. ... ebay seller link...

I’ve bought several boards from this seller and the prices can be very good. Don’t expect too much and you will not be disappointed.

Overall been happy with my purchases. Look for the best deals, do not overbid and you won’t go wrong.

Zebrawood, Afromosa, Cumaru, Wenge, Yellowheart, Imbuia, Bubinga, Sapele, Andrioba and Spanish Cedar are some of the auctions I’ve won. None were over $5 a board foot (shipping included).

Seller describes the boards loosely, so read carefully, ie, some may be cracked , warped etc. But if you can work around the defects, then they be diamonds in the rough. ... Guess it mostly common grade etc, but like I said, I’ve been happy with my buys.

About 6 months ago, I won one of his auctions … 5/4×120 inch x 13 inch wide rough sawn yellowheart board (only $11 plus $30 postage). He said it had a few cracks. Yes it did, small ones and mostly checks. As far as I’m concerned it was all usable for the price, ... enough to make a coffee table top and three end table tops so far. What is cool about the board, is after I planed it was the figure, swirly and wavey, some spots with a little 3d curl (will post photos soon of the Yellowheart and Wenge tables I’m making for my oldest daughter).

With the 8/4×60 x 9 hunk of Wenge , ($14.50 won it) I was able to make 12 table legs. He described it as cracked and yes it did have some heavy checks, But I worked around the flaws and was a very happy buyer.

Also bought several 1/2 thick qtr sawn Wenge boards, that I’ve used for the table stretchers etc. Real cheap too.

He also is selling larger quanities in bundles etc.

Regards DAN

-- keeping myself entertained ... Humor and fun lubricate the brain


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brunob

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#1 posted 2570 days ago

Thanks for the recomendation.

-- Bruce from Central New York...now, if you'll pardon me, I have some sawdust to make.

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BlueStingrayBoots

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#2 posted 2570 days ago

Wow! thats alot of wood and the prices are cheap, thanks for the link.

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Bob Babcock

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#3 posted 2570 days ago

Thanks Dan….

-- Bob, Carver Massachusetts, Sawdust Maker http://www.capecodbaychallenge.org

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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#4 posted 2570 days ago

Thank you Dan!!

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN. http://www.woodcarvingillustrated.com/gallery/member.php?uid=3627&protype=1

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PanamaJack

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#5 posted 2570 days ago

Dan I bought a couple of pieces to turn on my lathe from this eBay seller and he did well. Shipment, postage price and all. Great job.

-- Carpe Lignum; Tornare Lignum (Seize the wood, to Turn the wood)

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Dan'um Style

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#6 posted 2569 days ago

link to national hardwood= association

-- keeping myself entertained ... Humor and fun lubricate the brain

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Dan'um Style

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#7 posted 2558 days ago

glad to hear Douglas got a good deal from this seller … fun stuff for the not-too-serious

-- keeping myself entertained ... Humor and fun lubricate the brain

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#8 posted 2547 days ago

Dan, that piece of wood I got off ebay for those 2 projects you know the 94 lbs of wood was a square maple burl. It was beautiful, I paid 60 dollars for it and shipping was 25 or 30 so it was’nt all that cheap. Could you critique my work since you got a chance to look it over.

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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mot

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#9 posted 2547 days ago

Thanks, Dan!

-- You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation. (Plato)

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Douglas Bordner

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#10 posted 2547 days ago

Yeah, I probably should have posted here, instead of a couple of other places. I won an auction for a sapele board with some cracks (most were end checks, but some in the meat of the board. Nevertheless, I got a sweet deal, a load of box wood, and to top it all off the board was actually thicker than advertised. Great link!

-- "Bordnerizing" perfectly good lumber for over a decade.

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Dan'um Style

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#11 posted 2546 days ago

I’m really a bottom feeder with this seller. I do not bid too high and watch for larger boards. One thing about this guy is he is consistant. Posting new single board auctions every few days. He has been selling on ebay for a long time. At one time he had website. His bundles have better shipping rates then you might expect. Think he gets good deals from carriers. All you have to do is ask for a quote.

-- keeping myself entertained ... Humor and fun lubricate the brain

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gator9t9

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#12 posted 2322 days ago

Looks like a great site ….yes ….Cooks Wood in Oregon is also very good …but i think Exotic is a bit less expensive …thanks Dan
Mike n Bonney Lake

-- Mike in Bonney Lake " If you are real real real good your whole life, You 'll be buried in a curly maple coffin when you die."

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#13 posted 2322 days ago

I’ve been buying from him for a few years now. Call him up and he will deal with you concerning his
larger lots.

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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teenagewoodworker

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#14 posted 2322 days ago

those are some good prices. thanks for the link!

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Dan'um Style

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#15 posted 2322 days ago

I started making frames for 7 of my handmade tiles.

Held on to a 6/4 … 15” wide x 100” plank of African Sapele {Entandrophragma cylindricum} I bought from this seller a few months back.

He said it was a little cracked and a little warped, and shipping was high.

New it was a bargain. I’m really happy with it. Paid less the 2 bucks a bft. (plus the postage)

Making all the frames 12×15 (standard priority mail box), with various tile sizes.

Half-lap joinery in kind of greene and greene style.

Bought some iron blacksmith rivets that I plan on using instead of oak pegs.

Will post some photos when done.

I still recommend this seller.

-- keeping myself entertained ... Humor and fun lubricate the brain

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