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Forum topic by CharlieK posted 06-09-2009 04:16 AM 1524 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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06-09-2009 04:16 AM

Topic tags/keywords: carving wood

I came across a piece of jetulong recently that was about 12” wide, maybe 2” thick, and about 6’ long, very nice, straight, and clear. The guy has had it in his garage for years. The trouble is he wanted $250 for it. It came out to about $17/ft.

I am always interested in more lumber and I know this is supposed to be a great carving wood, but $$$$!!!!

Does anyone have experience working with this species?

Thanks, Charlie

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#1 posted 06-26-2009 02:59 PM

Wow and I thought lacewood was expensive. I’ve never heard of jetulong before; can you tell anything more about it?

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#2 posted 06-26-2009 03:45 PM

It’s a great carving wood. Very stable.

That price is way too expensive though. I saw some at Reel Lumber in Anaheim, CA for less that $4.00BF

That was just a few months ago when I was there.

$250 actually come out to just over $20.00BF

$60 is more like it.

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#3 posted 06-27-2009 12:07 AM

Thanks All,

$4.00/BF sounds a lot more like it!


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