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perfect explanation..
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Re: What is jacaranda? ()

David Weaver
thanks! that's a gorgeous tree.

I've received a lot of japanese tools where paulownia was involved in presenting them - it's supremely soft, but when cleanly worked has wonderful visual depth.

I see you've created the left and right side of the soccer goal with those two woods - if it planes the hard stuff, good. If it planes the soft stuff without separating fibers and it planes the hard stuff, too. GREAT!

(i actually received a "Swamp ash" stratocaster kit years ago that I built into a guitar with an elephant profile on the peghead...we call it the blue elephant because I colored it with trans blue engine block paint before clearing it....it was..

...fantastically light because...

...it's paulownia.

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