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sIKE

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08-13-2009 05:54 PM

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While visiting these most beautiful islands I was hoping to pick up a small piece of wood to take home and turn into something one of these days. Does anyone know of a hardwood/lumber place here on the island?

-- //FC - Round Rock, TX - "Experience is what you get just after you need it"


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#1 posted 08-13-2009 09:02 PM

First you had better check and see if you can legal bring it into the US. Dept. of Agriculture and the Customs office may have restrictions on any organic material coming in without inspection and documentation.

-- Les B, Oregon

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#2 posted 08-19-2009 04:12 AM

Didn’t have allot of luck, though I did manage to score a small amount, fit in a gallon ziplock bag, of Bermudan Cedar turning stock. Very very rare stuff, and when finished out, most beautiful. Gonna put this stuff back until my turning skills improve!

-- //FC - Round Rock, TX - "Experience is what you get just after you need it"

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#3 posted 08-19-2009 04:31 AM

I’m glad you were able to get something. It is funny to me that if you bought a 2×4 board (of whatever species you wanted) that would fit in your suitcase and then stuck some Bermuda saying on it, then you could bring it back as a souvenir and mill it. oh well. did they five you a tough time about bringing it back?

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#4 posted 08-19-2009 05:01 AM

Having been in Bermuda a few months back, I can tell you only a dyed-in-the-wool woodworker could look at a sight like this and be thinking of wood. :-)

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#5 posted 08-19-2009 05:19 AM

If you were able to smell this stuff…you would know. There is cedar all over central texas, and it smells nothing like this. No just wrapped it up in some newspaper (like something from a gift shop) and put it in my checked bag…

For those who wonder. The wood this tree was cut from was probably felled in the mid 50’s when they were fighting the blight. Bermudans have been slowly going back and harvesting these trees for lumber, sadly these resources are now drying up.

-- //FC - Round Rock, TX - "Experience is what you get just after you need it"

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#6 posted 08-19-2009 05:24 AM

Charlie,

I was in the market there at the Dock Yards myself and you are right…it is the most beautiful of places. Wish I had more time to see and take everything in. But yeah I like to bring small pieces of wood back to make my own memories. So dyed in the wool…check!

-- //FC - Round Rock, TX - "Experience is what you get just after you need it"

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#7 posted 08-19-2009 05:40 AM

Ditto Charlie, I took the family there 2 years ago and it is breadth taking.

-- Whether You Think You Can or You Think You Can't, YOU ARE RIGHT!!!

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