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    Went shopping today...

    Lakeshore was 'out' of walnut & lyptus at their syracuse location, but they're going to bring down some from pulaski & call me when it is in.

    Since I was there, though, I picked up some

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    and got a free mug just for liking it... (and spending $100)
    -Ned

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    Looking forward for things to come----- nice haul. Never worked with Yellow Heart I like the looks of it.
    Last edited by Charles Hans; 08-10-2013 at 07:39 PM.
    I'm supposed to respect my elders, but its getting harder and harder for me to find one now.

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    A few thoughts on my visit to the downtown Syracuse location of lakeshore hardwoods; neat store, for a lumber dealer. Easy to get to, and compared with the mill up in Pulaski, very convenient. I hear about 'how nice it is to have all the domestic hardwoods' available. I could have picked up a 'ton' of maple, birch, and of course cherry. There was some ribbon cherry that was absolutely gorgeous, as well as a bunch of maple that when I start building new kitchen cabinets, I'm going to pick a bunch of it up for the face frames and doors. One hunk of ambrosia maple was actually pretty reasonably priced, but I was looking for accent pieces for some more cutting boards.
    -Ned

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    Charles, I haven't worked with either Jatoba or Yellow Heart. Upon first inspection the YH seems to be a nice dense hardwood, tight grain and solid. I picked it up as a contrast wood to the cherry which I've got a ton of still. Thought a 'lighter' contrast wood but not maple would be a nice change.
    -Ned

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    Ned it's been years since I heard of Pulaski, even longer since I've been there. Had a Aunt and uncle that lived there. Used to stay with them every summer when I was young. Never have used yellow heart, but it sure will make a nice contrast wood for that cherry.

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    Never used either but they look really interesting. Looking forward to seeing how they work in the cutting boards.
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    Ned I have used Jastoba and it is a wonderful wood to work with although it is heavy. I used it in segmented Pepper mills and cutting boards both, you will like it I am sure. Looking forward to seeing what you do with them, should make a great cutting board
    I'm supposed to respect my elders, but its getting harder and harder for me to find one now.

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    Using a bit of Yellowheart just today - it works well - pretty much like Cherry, but maybe just a bit harder. Doing an intarsia piece for an upcoming fair, and some of the parts are Yellowheart.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ned Bulken View Post
    Charles, I haven't worked with either Jatoba or Yellow Heart. Upon first inspection the YH seems to be a nice dense hardwood, tight grain and solid. I picked it up as a contrast wood to the cherry which I've got a ton of still. Thought a 'lighter' contrast wood but not maple would be a nice change.
    I've had one YH board that has lasted me for years, as I only ever use it as an accent piece, and when you only peel off a <1/8" strip at a time, it tends to last.
    Nice thing about YH is that the colour is pretty stable - does not lighten or darken with time. I've put it in several cutting boards and a couple canoe paddles.

    Quote Originally Posted by Jim DeLaney View Post
    Using a bit of Yellowheart just today - it works well - pretty much like Cherry, but maybe just a bit harder. Doing an intarsia piece for an upcoming fair, and some of the parts are Yellowheart.
    oh yeah, Ned... it has one of the most unique spicey smells when you cut it. Very different from other lumber.
    There's usually more than one way to do it...
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    cool... I evidently have a lifetime supply then. Nah, I'm going to use it up, that's why I bought it.
    -Ned

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