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Re: The internet hasn't helped in some things..

david weaver
You're way past me. I didn't even know there was such a thing as mail order woodworking shops until I was late in high school, and i never would've had the discipline to use a hand plane at that point.

I have heard the same thing about brazilian rosewood. There are probably a lot of people with big piles of it afraid that the USDA is going to raid their shops looking for paperwork (that nobody ever got before there were restrictions).

Now that CITES covers all dalbergias, I'm not sure what the future will bring. I like the ability to get inexpensive cocobolo and indian rosewood, but maybe those days are gone. I already had a norris 2 swiped by ebay's shipping service, because they told me they'd get in trouble with customs if they mailed it here (I got three other brazilian infill planes about the same time that didn't go through ebay, and no problem).

The days of good wood are probably in the past now. I have trouble finding anything reasonable locally without spending a lot of time going from one one-man mill to another. The stuff that's in hardwood specialty stores here is the 2nd growth low quality coin-sorter mill variety, and my lumber guy (who actually sawed trees and kept the boards together) retired.

Maybe we'll be able to print it soon. If I don't manage to sell my SS record, maybe I can print a good cap iron for it, too.

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