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    $96 BF!?!?!?

    OK, my heart has slowed down enough to type. I just paid $96 BF for some Gaboon Ebony. (Actually, I got a hunk of 1 x 3 that cost $40.)

    Is that insane? I know this stuff is expensive, but is that what anyone else is paying?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rennie Heuer View Post
    OK, my heart has slowed down enough to type. I just paid $96 BF for some Gaboon Ebony. (Actually, I got a hunk of 1 x 3 that cost $40.)

    Is that insane? I know this stuff is expensive, but is that what anyone else is paying?
    No just you Rennie
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    So far pink ivory is at the top of my list at $74 per board foot
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    sounds about right. I paid $100 bdft for some when I lived in California. Actualy it wa a piece1x2,18. I onlu ise it to make plugs when I working with Maple..
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    I bought a bunch of 1" x 6" ebony pen blanks at Rockler for .99 each. I assume its not the same stuff you bought.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bob Gibson View Post
    I bought a bunch of 1" x 6" ebony pen blanks at Rockler for .99 each. I assume its not the same stuff you bought.
    I hope not!
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    A Pen Blank that's 3/4 X 3/4 X 5 is 2.1825 cubic inches. So a blank costing $1 would be $52.20/bf
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bob Anderson View Post
    A Pen Blank that's 3/4 X 3/4 X 5 is 2.1825 cubic inches. So a blank costing $1 would be $52.20/bf
    but for figuring out board feet, 3/4" is the nominal size for 4/4. so your example is .03 board feet, or 5 cubic inches. the price per cubic inch at a dollar for 5 cubic inches, is 20 cents, or $28.80 bd/ft.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dan Noren View Post
    but for figuring out board feet, 3/4" is the nominal size for 4/4. so your example is .03 board feet, or 5 cubic inches. the price per cubic inch at a dollar for 5 cubic inches, is 20 cents, or $28.80 bd/ft.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Don Baer View Post
    4/4 x 4/4 x 5 or 5 board inches, or .03 board feet. $1 for a 1x1x5 blank, 20 cents per board inch. 144 board inches in a board foot. 144 x .20 = $28.80 bd/ft.
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