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    Exotic Wood Gloat

    I went out today and bought a couple of pieces of some exotic stuff for an upcoming project.

    Padauk and Kingwood

    Man that Kingwood was so EXPENSIVE that I only took a little piece. But aren't they purdy?

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    Never heard of kingwood but it sure is pretty
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cynthia White View Post
    I went out today and bought a couple of pieces of some exotic stuff for an upcoming project.
    "an upcoming project" ... "an upcoming project" ... hmmmm ... I wonder if she's referring to ... ?

    If she is, I don't see how her _____ is going be inferior to my _____ when it's made with such high-falutin' woods.


    Whatever the project Cynthia, best of luck with it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kerry Burton View Post
    "an upcoming project" ... "an upcoming project" ... hmmmm ... I wonder if she's referring to ... ?

    If she is, I don't see how her _____ is going be inferior to my _____ when it's made with such high-falutin' woods.


    Whatever the project Cynthia, best of luck with it!
    don't worry, it will be inferior, even with some pretty wood.
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    Cynthia, you can save quite a bit of wood is ya buy it rough and plane it your self. You got that DW 735 so start using it.
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    It's my box!! Yipee! That is some nice purple heart...dont forget to oxidize it before finishing so it does it's purple thing again. The kingwood looks like Tulip Poplar...very nice!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Don Baer View Post
    Cynthia, you can save quite a bit of wood is ya buy it rough and plane it your self. You got that DW 735 so start using it.
    Yes, sir, I'll get right on that! I know, Don, but I'm not going to order 1 bf of rough lumber from my lumber guy down island when I can go into one of the local places and buy a little piece......Don't worry that 735 is going to get it's land speed test this week. For the next big project, I'll get all rough lumber, or maybe S1S since I don't have a jointer (yet) .
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim Burr View Post
    It's my box!! Yipee! That is some nice purple heart...dont forget to oxidize it before finishing so it does it's purple thing again. The kingwood looks like Tulip Poplar...very nice!
    What do you mean by "oxidize" it? And who says it's *your* box?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cynthia White View Post
    Yes, sir, I'll get right on that! I know, Don, but I'm not going to order 1 bf of rough lumber from my lumber guy down island when I can go into one of the local places and buy a little piece......Don't worry that 735 is going to get it's land speed test this week. For the next big project, I'll get all rough lumber, or maybe S1S since I don't have a jointer (yet) .
    Don't need a jointer all ya need is a good rip blade for your Table saw.
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    Congrats, Cynthia.

    Jim, it's padauk, not purple heart. The stuff that makes fine orange dust that gets everywhere. (But worth the hassle.)

    Don, around my part of town, I don't know that I could find much in the way of rough-cut exotics. Rockler and Arroyo Hardwoods stock almost all surfaced lumber, or at least face planed. Bohnhoff Lumber downtown has rough lumber, but I don't think they have much in the way of exotics like kingwood...they maybe have padauk, but you'd have to buy the whole 10' board.
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