Last week I took an afternoon off and headed out of town on a wood quest. I usually run a circuit of about 200 miles, hitting about six lumber yards and wood stores in search of a special board or two. I often return empty-handed, but last week I found a treasure. I had to dig through an entire stack of boards, but there near the bottom was the object of my search. One single board of Curly Andiroba.
This wood is a bit heavier and harder than American Black Cherry and similar in color to Mahogany. It’s native to Central and South America and the Caribbean
The one board I have is one inch thick, so it’s only suitable for Swedish and Super Slim shuttles, and will yield just a few dozen shuttles at the most. If this wood strikes your fancy then don’t wait to place an order, because it won’t last long.