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Irv
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July 27, 2020 - 5:14 pm
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I am looking for a type of African hard wood to make experimental violin bows.  I have not been able to find an American commercial enterprise that carries it.  Please respond if anyone has an interest in allowing me to obtain some.  Thank you.

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July 28, 2020 - 10:10 pm
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Good evening Irv,

Is there a particular species of wood that you seek? I have been woodworking for many years and may be able to help you, however, as you know, there are serious restrictions that have been in-place for years now about the movement of lumber and wood products across continents. Let me know what you are seeking and I will do some homework for you on it. Perhaps some dimensions of the product would be helpful also.

Hope I can help.

JohnBAngel

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July 28, 2020 - 10:49 pm
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@JohnBAngel and others.  I am looking for giraffe thorn acacia wood.  I do not know the scientific name.  I only need a few boards of it and the length of the boards need to be only 32 inches in length.  

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July 29, 2020 - 7:35 am
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Irv - I hope this helps you further your search.

"Vachellia erioloba" is Giraffe Thorn.  It has been re-catagorized, formerly "Acacia erioloba".

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/.....a_erioloba

 

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