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I have been on a quest to accumulate a little figured wood inventory for accent pieces on future projects. During my search, I decided to visit the web site of Woodworkers Source and look around. I ran up on this beautiful and interesting wood called Tigre Caspi and decided I just have to have some, so I placed an online order as follows. 3 boards measuring 3 feet by 6 inches by 3/4 thick listed for $58 shipped, not bad I figured, but then I found a coupon for $10 off by subscribing to their email newsletter which brought my total to $48. These folks are some of the nicest and most professional people I have had the pleasure of doing business with. I received my boards today and you can see from my crummy pictures below, that they are absolutely beautiful. Even my wife had some nice comments about the wood and she never gets excited about raw wood.... believe me.

The email communcations from the time I placed my order until the time it arrived were excellent in every respect. Packaging was 2nd to nothing that I have ever seen out there, even the boards are individually wrapped as you can see in my pictures.

While I know I am a moderator on this forum and these folks are a vendor, I can assure you that they in no way knew who I was as a customer and that I received no special treatment. What I am saying is that they must treat all their customers in this fashion. My above evaluation is my own and is in no way bias. Don't take my word for it, order your own and see what I am telling you.

Thank you Woodworkers Source! I will be back with additional future orders for sure.
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Hi Bob

That's some nice wood...that's the kind of stuff you just want to look at...and touch

But in time I know in time you will put it on the table saw

That may make you cry just a little bit...let us know what you are going to make out of it......

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That is gorgeous wood!

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Hi Bob,

Absolutely beautiful wood. I'm anxious to see what you'll make outta that wood. As soon as certain things change around here, I'll be placing an order with them myself.

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Thanks guys..... I am going to have to find a very special project to use this very special wood on.
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Good find, you still want some of that spalded maple we talked about?? I can let you have the wood for nothing, it's the shipping that will kill you!!

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Does anyone else see the plastic coating on that wood? Geesh Bob. It looks worse that what you might find at Wal-Mart.
Come on and admit it. That's really MDF with a plastic laminate on it.

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that's really mdf with a plastic laminate on it.
ouch! Lol

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very nice looking wood. I have not seen it before where does it grow? Brazil perhaps?

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That's some *mighty* purdy wood, Bob!!!

After looking at it I did a little research. Thank you to Woodworkers Source for this information:

Botanical Name:
Zygia cataractae

Other Names:
unknown

Color:
An unusual combination of dark brown, or nearly black, lines on a creamy yellow with high contrast

Characteristics:
Hard and dense, as usual, but with a very characteristic marbling color scheme that displays high contrast.

Typical Uses:
Flooring, turned goods


I've also read that it's not an oily wood, it takes finish well and is relatively easy to work. It is very hard however and requires drilling before screwing to prevent splits.

Mighty nice stuff, Bob!!

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