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      Re: First Purchased Carving Stock

      I kept a 2' thick x 24' square piece of Mahogany in my garage in Northeast Texas for the last 6 months and it shows no sign of movement. Regretably, neither do I.


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        Re: First Purchased Carving Stock

        Wow! I'm impressed, I been carving four years (mostly winter time, summers off) and I'm still not prepared to 'purchase' wood like mahogany.
        For those who don't know, many of the pallets and shipping crates that come from Asia are made of mahogany.
        They use it over there just like we use white oak. It won't be top quality but you can still salvage a lot of wood if your willing to put in the effort.
        A friend of mine works for Caterpiller and often gets mahogany boards up to six feet long and about 1/2 to 3/4' thick and 4 to 6' wide.
        If you know of a company that imports from regions that grow mahogany, you might be able to pick some up for FREE!!!


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          Re: First Purchased Carving Stock

          :-/ well, there is Mahogany and then there is mahogany. The pallet stuff is really coarse grained and probably not kiln dried. I got a load of the packing crate variety and ended up building a dog house out of it. Also, I bought my Mahogany from an older carver who had to liqidate his wood and tools because his vision got so poor. He gave me a great bargain on the stuff. I paid about $12 for that slab of Mahogany. I'm still afraid to touch it!


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            Re: First Purchased Carving Stock

            Of course the pallet wood is coarse, (thats why they used it for pallets) but sometimes someone messes up and uses a board that could be used.
            Bet it made a nice doghouse. Exotic wood- low price. Still had a use though, right?


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