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    Hey Dr Mordrid, so I read that your a wood worker. Was curious as to your favorite woods to work with? (not just Dr but anyone else too)

    I have limited tools but I also love woodworking. Ilike they way certain woods smell when you cut them. I like making either toys for my kids of traditional Okinawa weapons.

    So my top favorite woods are Gaboon Ebony and Purpleheart. I like the Ebony way more though, smells awful when sanding. The color is just magnificent when oiled and it almost feels like living metal of the sorts. Really feels like a beastly kind of wood. Purpleheart, well I love the color and it's quite dense as well, smells good when sanding or cutting. A pain to work with, but forces me to use different techniques.

    Bocote is really nice too, the grain is fabulous, pixalates when it breaks, which is kinda odd . One I recently discovered is Padauk, smells really good when cutting or sanding. Not as strong but very light, makes fast nunchaku and feels rather solid despite, and sands really well, with 120 grit it becomes really smooth.

    One wood that I love the look is black palm wood. Only problem is that every time I manipulate that wood, I get a splinter. I tried making something but broke it right through the middle during drilling.
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    I like white & red oak, maple, birdseye maple, ironwood (American hornbeam), poplar, aspen, southern pine, birch, teak. Purpleheart, redwood & ebony for trim/inlays and the dark parts of intarsia.

    Using oak, ironwood and other tough woods means carbide cutters everywhere,
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    I was searching for some exotic woods and came across Spectra Ply. Ever work with that kind of stuff?
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    Nope. I generally turn solid pieces and roll my own stains. If a larger painted piece then I'll glue it up from stock then turn, sand, prime and have the paint mixed at our area workmans playground, Northside.

    Northside is an old-old-school general hardware store where if they don't have it, you don't need it. Everything from cookware and auto parts to custom threaded pipes, sheet metal, and cut glass & acrylics. Tools, paints & finishes....

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    I was kinda hoping to you'd had tried some (or something similar) to know what it's like to work with, if it's strong and such.
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