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Title: figured mahogany
Post by: terry candee on June 29, 2013, 07:03:53 AM
I'm building the Townsend tall case clock and am looking for a nice figured mahogany piece for the door which is about 7"x30". Saw one piece of crotch on the web for $500 but just can't justify that much. Currently using Honduran with fairly good color but not too dark. Standard 3/4" will do. If you might have a piece you can let go please let me know.
Terry
Title: Re: figured mahogany
Post by: macchips4 on June 30, 2013, 01:04:29 PM
I see that Rare Woods USA list crotch mahoany for 23.00 BF
http://www.rarewoodsusa.com/images/price_lists/mar0613/wood_mar0613.pdf
I have never used them but would be worth th etime to email them about sizes, shipping etc.
you could also call Hearne hardwood, but they have a min. to ship.
http://www.hearnehardwoods.com/hardwoods/pricelist/pricelist.html
I'm sure there are others
Joe
Title: Re: figured mahogany
Post by: terry candee on June 30, 2013, 01:56:43 PM
Thanks for the info. Will follow-up with both.
Title: Re: figured mahogany
Post by: Johnny D on June 30, 2013, 05:57:20 PM
I have some quilted mahogany that I could let go of.  It's probably not what you're after, but if you're interested, let me know and I'll send you some pictures.  I'd have to dig it out.
Title: Re: figured mahogany
Post by: terry candee on June 30, 2013, 10:54:20 PM
Thanks for the offer. I'm checking with Rory at rarewoods to see if he has any crotch available and hopefully will hear from him tomorrow. Will get back with you ASAP.
Title: Re: figured mahogany
Post by: terry candee on July 01, 2013, 05:43:19 PM
Johnny: Picked up a piece of crotch today but thanks for the offer.
Terry
Title: Re: figured mahogany
Post by: macchips4 on July 02, 2013, 10:56:30 AM
Where di you locate/purchase the piece of wood?
Title: Re: figured mahogany
Post by: terry candee on July 02, 2013, 01:40:21 PM
Rarewoodsusa.com. Nice piece of crotch for about $24 bf. Rory is from South Africa and is currently working out of Maine. Enjoyed dialogue with him.
Title: Re: figured mahogany
Post by: John Cashman on July 03, 2013, 07:34:21 AM
I've done business with Rory at Rare Woods. Great guy, great wood.