We often have small amounts of woods other than those listed in our Standard Wood List. We are always on the lookout for interesting woods, especially woods with striking color or great figure. So, we frequently have woods that make great shuttles but are available in limited quantities and for a limited time. Please note that sometimes the size of these boards restricts what size or type of shuttle we can offer.
As of May 4, 2016 we are out of Curly Andiroba.
We have a wood-buying trip coming up and hope to have some new wood specials soon.
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.