Yesterday it being Friday my supplier of all things wood he being my bud that owns a cabinet shop in town dropped by with his weekly shipment of maple and oak scraps a whole truck load of it and thats fine as I really need more wood. Well not really as I am most definitely running out of room to store it but there is always the woodpile and god only knows the free heat is welcome.
However this time he also brought a bunch of boxes neatly stacked with off cuts, 27 boxes to be exact which measure 12"x12"x14"high. I looked into one of the boxes and asked what in the world I was supposed to do with all of this junk? He said that as far as he was concerned I could burn it as he was just doing the spring cleaning and needed to get it out of his shop. I didn't know what it was and thought that it was cedar of some sort. He said that it was African Mahogany, well I have in a past life probably worked with more mahogany than anyone else in this forum and this did not look anything like mahogany to me and still doesn't. Oh sure it's kinda sorta reddish but so are many other things that have little to do with Mahogany.
What I would like to know is, has anyone here done any work with this crap and whats it good for? The little woman has already told me that there would be enough after milling down to pieces 1/2"tx6"lx.78 w to do the floor in the daughters bedroom using a herring bone pattern. I'm not altogether sure how it would stand up.
If this is what working in Mahogany has has come to it is a very sad state of affairs indeed.
But on a lighter note he did also drop off a few boxes of nice Walnut.That I know I can use.
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