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post #1 of 17 Old 01-12-2011, 04:38 PM Thread Starter
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I love zebrawood!!! cause of its exotic look


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Hey there......I like bloodwood a lot......easy to work. Love the smell of it. Amazing color even with clear finish. Would build something big out of it if I could afford it! Good stuff. Check it out if you haven't. Yes the zebra wood is amazing in the right place.

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depends, I really like rosewood, but can't afford a lot of it. it looks nice and works easy.
eastern cedar in nice too depending on what you're doing. I have used a lot of oak and walnut just 'cause it's handy around here
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Mesquite and Claro Walnut.
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Mesquite and Claro Walnut.
I have to agree with you on both of these. Mesquite really surprised me that anything can be made out of it as all I HAD seen it used for was for fueling a smoker to cook briskets on. I love the look of mesquite cabinet fronts ......

Always liked walnut as well.
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oh I forgot I also love Lignum Vitae cause its so tough and dulls all my tools lol

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Hey there......I like bloodwood a lot......easy to work. Love the smell of it. Amazing color even with clear finish. Would build something big out of it if I could afford it! Good stuff. Check it out if you haven't. Yes the zebra wood is amazing in the right place.

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Hi there, I've worked with bloodwood too, I love the smell of it also

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I'm simple, but my favorite is Black Walnut. It was my grandpas favorite, and working it reminds me of him.

Turning good wood into designer firewood on a daily basis.....

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Just about everything I've worked with so far, but ebony stinks. Bloodwood is wonderful until someone comes in and sees the sawdust on the floor and starts screaming. (That actually happened to me.)

Cocobolo smells like chocolate and is a great wood to work with fantastic coloring.

My absolute favorites, though, are Walnut, Quilted Maple, and Paduak.
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I'm wierd, I think Cumaru smells good, anybody like Cumaru? lol

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I really love the look of Curly Maple.

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Without a doubt, reclaimed cypress... The more age charactor and beat up the better!!!

...and I guess sinker cypress is second to that...
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I like good ol' cherry. Love the way it smells.
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A VERY boring pce of rediculously straight grained 8/4 Hard Maple about 7' long.

Honorable mentions;Osage,Bloodwood,Purple heart,Rosewood,Zebra.

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im sucker for walnut but it isnt cheap for me and i also like pine becuase its cheap
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Cherry

I am a sucker for figured cherry, spalted boxelder, and sycamore. I love the way they change color as they age and the smell of cherry.
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My self I like the look of Cherry but where I live I like to use ( I know what people think of it but I am just being ownist ) Poplar . It is low cost and you find every where you look .

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