I used sequoia for a soundboard, was better that Sitka. Its much
harder than WRC. It would probably work just fine for Itai's if hard
slabby stuff was used but the colour is a bit dark. I guess using a
lot of those little white turned decorative knobs would set it off.
On 30/05/2007, at 10:10 PM, Thomas Murach wrote:
> Dear List
> As a long standing lurker, now over 5098 unperused messages in my
> inbox, I must come out of my dust-extractor to once again ask for
> information and the advice of those who may know:
> Is Sequoia suitable for hasplicoll construction? I've read the Wiki
> article, which confirms its presence in Europe. I did suspect a mis-
> identification, we'll see. In the nineteenth century, before import
> restrictions, see below, there was quite a craze for importing all
> kinds of trees for planting around the large mansions built by
> those who went to the New World and came back fortunate.
> Those trees are now falling prey to disease, drought and most
> dangerous of all, developers and road builders.
> It seems there is a large (sic) amount in a sawmill near here (Gap,
> dept 05), if there is interest by my Yuropean collegues, perhaps we
> can set up a joint venture in buying.
> Apparently it's been sawed up already, but no thickness has been
> So, as it's a resinous wood, I'm thinking mostly of case
> construction for Italians, but would like to know of your
> experiences as concerns its tenderness/toughness, overall acoustic
> properties and how it behaves in the planer/thicknesser.
> OOH, rats to those §%*$ terrorists and those who overly react to
> their simplistic world view: on ordering some Titebond Liquid Hide
> Glue from Axminster in the UK this morning, I was informed that due
> to a Restriction of Dangerous Goods it can't be shipped, cuz the
> carrier might just use an airplane, or not fill in the form
> correctly. Titebond, dangerous?? No chemicals they said, no more
> Danish Oil etc. Funny that, I can still buy a Coca-Cola...
> I'm waiting for a refresher bag of GEWA's flake nerve or hide glue,
> I don't know quite what it is, they don't say, but it's a nice
> clear colour and it sticks. I'll guess I'll get onto
> www.titebond.com and ask who is their European distributor, but
> still, how annoying...Hmm, any thoughts on mad cow disease as
> concerns this important aspect of our work?
> Moo, and thanks
> PS. I always read Laird Fitchs musings, and thus join him in
> wishing good betterance to Mr. Redstone.
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