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by Larry Davis
Sat Aug 04, 2018 11:50 am
Forum: Classified Ads
Topic: WANTED: Osage Orange side stock
Replies: 2
Views: 4280

Re: WANTED: Osage Orange side stock

Hi Bob, was hoping you would show up. I have a HUGE, clear 8/4 O.O. timber, but it's flatsawn so not usable. My back billets are QS. 6-8 sets 5 x 32 clean, defect free or one or two :) Larry@galleryhardwoods.com or Larry Davis or Gallery Hardwoods on Face Book. Thanks!! or...uncut blanks would be fi...
by Larry Davis
Sat Aug 04, 2018 9:25 am
Forum: Classified Ads
Topic: WANTED: Osage Orange side stock
Replies: 2
Views: 4280

WANTED: Osage Orange side stock

WANTED: Looking to purchase quartersawn Osage Orange (American) billet(s) or board(s) for guitar sides. I have the back billets.
by Larry Davis
Fri Apr 13, 2018 9:22 pm
Forum: Wood and Materials Q&A
Topic: Cordia rosewood
Replies: 12
Views: 10274

Re: Cordia rosewood

Hey, I'm still around, too :) Yes, that pesky fungus still giving me fits with Burmese padauk and Amboyna. Seems the darker the color the more vicious the attack. Never in sapwood and never in orange colors. Freezing the wood for a week helps some.
by Larry Davis
Sun Feb 04, 2018 10:27 am
Forum: Wood and Materials Q&A
Topic: Finding figured maple supplier
Replies: 9
Views: 7871

Re: Finding figured maple supplier

Good luck with that. The expectation of buying high quality, expensive figured maple on the cheap is not realistic. Suppliers and vendors of this are not ignorant.
by Larry Davis
Wed Nov 02, 2016 12:33 pm
Forum: Wood and Materials Q&A
Topic: Wood supplier wanted
Replies: 2
Views: 2732

Re: Wood supplier wanted

What are your side specs? Your back width is smaller than a Dyer.
by Larry Davis
Wed Aug 10, 2016 11:59 am
Forum: Wood and Materials Q&A
Topic: Hard vs. "soft" maple for a carved top solidbody?
Replies: 19
Views: 22949

Re: Hard vs. "soft" maple for a carved top solidbody?

While not common or commercial, birds eye (true) figure is in Big Leaf Maple (soft) and Euro Maple (soft). I have a billet or two of the Big Leaf birdseye and Raymond Kraut has done a stunning Euro birdseye maple guitar last year. I was skeptic of the specie until visiting his shop and seeing the cu...
by Larry Davis
Thu Aug 04, 2016 6:28 pm
Forum: Wood and Materials Q&A
Topic: Wood supplier for harp guitar sized tone woods
Replies: 3
Views: 3002

Re: Wood supplier for harp guitar sized tone woods

Hi Greg, great timing as I'm cutting several sets for the Santa Barbara Acoustic Instrument Celebration first of Oct. I have several cut now and stock prepared for many more. Genuine Mahogany, curly claro walnut, steamed Makore and more.
by Larry Davis
Mon Jun 13, 2016 10:48 am
Forum: Flat-Top Acoustic Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Buffing Fretboards
Replies: 16
Views: 11778

Re: Buffing Fretboards

A brown paper grocery bag surface is equal to 2000 grit sand paper.
by Larry Davis
Tue Apr 26, 2016 11:57 am
Forum: Jam Session
Topic: 2016 NW Handmade Musical Instrument Exhibit
Replies: 24
Views: 20788

Re: 2016 NW Handmade Musical Instrument Exhibit

Coming out of "retirement" for this one and will be lots of fun!! I cut some special stuff to show including QS black and white ebony sets and matching head plates and finger boards. Will be showing some harp guitar sets I've been having fun with.
by Larry Davis
Fri Oct 16, 2015 8:33 am
Forum: Wood and Materials Q&A
Topic: Kiln-dried vs air-dried maple?
Replies: 8
Views: 5723

Re: Kiln-dried vs air-dried maple?

David King wrote:Some maples cut in the growing season almost have to be kiln dried to get the sap out before the wood gets bacteria stains.
(sigh) Bacteria can give you anthrax and pneumonia , but does not stain wood.
by Larry Davis
Wed Oct 07, 2015 11:12 am
Forum: Wood and Materials Q&A
Topic: Hard vs. "soft" maple for a carved top solidbody?
Replies: 19
Views: 22949

Re: Hard vs. "soft" maple for a carved top solidbody?

"Hard" and "soft" maple express botanical classifications, not relative resistance to denting or scratching. Also keep in mind physical characteristics vary plus or minus 20% in any given species. As often said here, it's not about the species so much as the wood piece in hand.
by Larry Davis
Wed Aug 26, 2015 8:48 pm
Forum: Wood and Materials Q&A
Topic: Stabilizing punky cottonwood
Replies: 6
Views: 4911

Re: Stabilizing punky cottonwood

Mysterious stuff, Cactus Juice indeed. Something he buys in bulk, re-lables and you do not get original mfg MSDS. Good luck with that stuff and "process".
by Larry Davis
Mon Jun 15, 2015 11:54 am
Forum: Wood and Materials Q&A
Topic: Yes I know it hard to do from Photos
Replies: 13
Views: 8485

Re: Yes I know it hard to do from Photos

Kerry, thanks for being a good sport with this. Thing about (single) photo ID of wood is variety of colors, grain, etc., within any specific species. For instance, your photo shows a cut near a crotch and crotch wood can have luster, grain and color quite different than cuts in a straight bole. Mari...
by Larry Davis
Fri Jun 12, 2015 7:19 am
Forum: Wood and Materials Q&A
Topic: Yes I know it hard to do from Photos
Replies: 13
Views: 8485

Re: Yes I know it hard to do from Photos

It appears to be wood.
by Larry Davis
Wed Jun 03, 2015 3:43 pm
Forum: Wood and Materials Q&A
Topic: Please describe the physical properties of torrefied spruce
Replies: 27
Views: 13070

Re: Please describe the physical properties of torrefied spruce

As much as I enjoyed the late posts.... Did you guys know that I had a 1929 roadster pickup with an Olds V8, channeled with cheater slicks....how did I ever become a guitar maker? I know. You became a guitar builder because half a set of torrefied spruce might just be one big piece of biochar???? T...
by Larry Davis
Mon Jun 01, 2015 1:34 pm
Forum: Wood and Materials Q&A
Topic: Please describe the physical properties of torrefied spruce
Replies: 27
Views: 13070

Re: Please describe the physical properties of torrefied spruce

Mario, ton of biochar info on Google for all levels of study including commercial sources. Interesting reading and bet with your skills building a char stove would be a cake walk :) http://www.biochar-international.org/technology
by Larry Davis
Sun May 31, 2015 11:58 am
Forum: Wood and Materials Q&A
Topic: Please describe the physical properties of torrefied spruce
Replies: 27
Views: 13070

Re: Please describe the physical properties of torrefied spruce

Yep, increased brittleness and decreased strength are torrefaction results to some degree or another regardless of baking temps and baking time. This is a good article on early USDA torrefaction study and possible commercial value. Spruce tonewood is certainly not baked to the high degree of charrin...