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Here's 2 very solid looking blanks of genuine Lignum Vitae. This stuff is the real thing, not Argentine re-plants. These blanks were cut from boards that sat in a lake for over 100 years. They will have some kind of patina when finally turned into forks (which you all know I will do!). Jaybird had some Osage Orange that was at the bottom of a dam for around 70 years and he made a couple of forks from some he had and the color was awesome. I'm hoping fpr the same thing. Lignum Vitae is the hardest wood in nature. IPE (Brazilian Walnut is rated at 3400 on the Janka hardness scale,Lignum is almost a 1000 points harder at 4350. I put the 2 blanks close to my Dremel tool and the poor thing started to cry-that's pretty hard!
Cutting this wood should prove interesting! Thanks so much Henry for a very nice trade! Flatband


 
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