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My Australian friend / nemesis David Clark has had another 100+ samples sent to me on loan, which will be a great addition to the site (which is why he's my friend) but a corresponding amount of work (which is why he's my nemesis). He's one of the main reasons why you don't see me on the board much these days --- my wood time is going into dealing with all these samples (he's now sent a total of 350+ samples and I've processed about 200 of them)

This batch is from an IWCS collector named Alan Curtis and I commend him to any of you who are interested in getting samples. His quality is outstanding --- even better than the previous big batch of 185 that I got from Gary Green and ENORMOUSLY better than the batch of 75 that I got from a guy in Canada.

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Why not build him something with the 100 samples and send them back to him. :laughing:

You know at one time I started buying a board of different exotic species every time I ordered some lumber for samples. I've since lost my notes on what they are so I have several unknown boards in my shop.
 

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Why not build him something with the 100 samples and send them back to him. :laughing:

You know at one time I started buying a board of different exotic species every time I ordered some lumber for samples. I've since lost my notes on what they are so I have several unknown boards in my shop.
I used to have that problem until I started marking the pieces. Simply just use a number...you could start with 1, and keep an index for what it is. I do that because designers, architects and the ultimate user asks for finish samples. For some that may mean many pieces. If you have them, that's good. If you have to go out and pick up a species you need, it can get costly.





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Why not build him something with the 100 samples and send them back to him. :laughing:

You know at one time I started buying a board of different exotic species every time I ordered some lumber for samples. I've since lost my notes on what they are so I have several unknown boards in my shop.
You should just send them all to me. :smile:
 

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I used to have that problem until I started marking the pieces. Simply just use a number...you could start with 1, and keep an index for what it is. I do that because designers, architects and the ultimate user asks for finish samples. For some that may mean many pieces. If you have them, that's good. If you have to go out and pick up a species you need, it can get costly.






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The biggest problem I had is I printed a label on my computer and pasted it on the boards. Then I had a storm destroy my shop and it took months to get to where the boards were and by that time the weather took the labels off. Someday I will get around to reconstructing the labeling. They weren't species that were very obscure. I think I could use the lumber company catalog and google images and piece it together again. Right now I'm trying to reconstruct the building.
 
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