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Archive for July, 2010

Indian Rosewood Might Inspire Your Next Project

Tuesday, July 20th, 2010
East Indian Rosewood close up picture

You don't have to get too close to Indian rosewood to recognize its impeccable character

I doubt you need any form of begging or persuading from me to understand that one moment spent looking at a perfect board of rosewood will put your personal woodworking goals into a tailspin.

Oh right, you thought you were going to build that cabinet out of hard maple?  Hickory? 

Just one moment with a stack of rosewood lumber and the voices inside your head go something like this: Well, maybe I can make my own pulls out of rosewood.  Wait, no!  Raised panel doors.  Yes rosewood panels.  I’d better just buy this board right here at least.  And that one there.  Oh, and that one too. We’ll just eat peanut butter sandwiches for a week.

I understand that finding Fine Woodworking’s “Tools & Shops” issue in the mailbox is both a blessing and a curse, but a stack of rosewood before your eyes is another incontestable siren. read more