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Sandy and I traveled over to MS yesterday to visit her folks and we stopped by her sister's house for a bit. My BIL gave me 4 boxes of exotic woods and said he'll be getting more in a month or two. I'll cut a 16" Longworth chuck for him as trade - win/win! I'm pretty good at identifying exotic woods but I only know about 1/3 of these. I couldn't fit it all on the table saw but this is all of it this time.

No idea on what I'll do with all of it but I'm sure some of it will become guitar headstock plates, rosette rings, tail wedges, etc.
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Nice stash you got there David. I’m positive you’ll put them all to good use
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Ooooh, nice.

Any more I do not buy any wood grown outside of NC. Just a thing with me. I'll only buy wood grown in NC, but am more than pleased if I can swap for wood grown elsewhere, and every once in awhile get given some. Love free wood. Have a smallish box full of exotic woods, some I can't even pronounce, and none from NC, all free, saving for special projects.
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Looks like a lot of inlay material and small to medium turning blanks. I'd trade a Longworth chuck for that.
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I see lots of glue and small projects in your future! What a nice stash.
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Just the burl alone is worth a pretty penny. I saw a video of a Japanese craftsman a few years ago gluing stacks of wood together and then slicing off thin veneers with a wide wooden plane and using them to cover smallish boxes. The result was amazing. I've been wanting to try it ever since I saw the video but you need a lot of different colored woods to do it like you have laying there and the only hardwood I have available is white birch. Apparently there is only one part of Japan where this type work is done and it's because they have quite a variety of trees growing there. The box in the video looked like the one in the attachment but had black, red, and green woods in it and was much more colorful than this example.
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Chuck, I might not live long enough to finish a box like that with all the detail. Thanks for sharing. Do you know the location in Japan where this is done? Link? Curious.
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Hakone seems to be the center for it. It's called yosegi over there. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yosegi
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