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Reviews for Wenge 4/4 Lumber

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29 Reviews
May 30th, 2011
CJ Chumbley
Sierra Vista AZ USA
Great wood but hard on your tools
I do really love working with Wenge but there are two things to definitely keep in mind: The sawdust is very toxic. Where a mask or respirator and take a shower immediately after work. In Africa they actually make a tea out of this and use it as a poison. Also, it is VERY hard on your tool blades. It will dull them quickly and as I found out the hard way you get a really nice notch in your joiner blade after just a couple of passes. It is worth it though. Wenge projects tun out beautiful with a mirror finish and although they are heavy, they are very durable.
April 6th, 2009
Dennis Nicolaus
Los Lunas NM USA
New Woodworker
Short Order (5bf)
Wood was received in excellent shape. Boards were straight, flat and had no splits on the ends.
Familiarity: I've used it once or twice
April 2nd, 2009
W. H. Moore
New Woodworker
Definitely awesome boards
Can't give this wood a full 5 stars because it is a little difficult to work with due to the splintering (cross cuts and router operations). Just have to be mindful, use backer boards and such. Most boards I've ever got were just about flawless, too. Doesn't seem to cup or warp much at all.
Familiarity: I've used it once or twice