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Pete Howlett
06-21-2017, 11:18 PM
Just received this message on Facebook from an Indian seller of rosewood:


The news is
Next month @ Geneva
Cites has arranged a meeting of rosewood for considering it should be in cites or not
We have giving our claim via our government. But it will take time

The Indian government has since the 1920s carefully managed and controlled the supply of IR to the rest of the world. It is a model that all countries should adopt. Let's hope these talks at least bring some sense to the stranglehold that CITES now has on the tonewood industry. I certainly hope so because rosewood is the mainstay of our industry!

Side bar - I am looking at investing in 240 bd ft of Korina/Black Limba, call it what you will. This stuff is 20 years converted and along with the Khaya I am buying will form part of the stock for my new business - Ukulele Tonewoods. The onward march of Parkinsons and Tom leaving in July means I need to have an additional means of making payroll... I am also sourcing leadwood for fingerboards and bridges and will have other woods for sale.. This is what Korina can look like:

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Timbuck
06-22-2017, 02:25 AM
I just typed in Korina on Google images Pete to learn more about it and got this :D...How much did you say you ordered and can you send me a sample :rolleyes:
http://i219.photobucket.com/albums/cc143/shiregreenbod/korina_zpsx5gf0zbu.jpeg (http://s219.photobucket.com/user/shiregreenbod/media/korina_zpsx5gf0zbu.jpeg.html)

Pete Howlett
06-22-2017, 03:46 AM
I'll see what I can do for you Ken :)

stevepetergal
06-22-2017, 04:16 AM
can you send me a sample


Sample!
I'll take all you've got.

orangeena
06-22-2017, 05:23 AM
"insert generalized smutty joke involving the word wood"

Max

pritch
06-22-2017, 01:32 PM
I just typed in Korina on Google images Pete to learn more about it and got this :D...How much did you say you ordered and can you send me a sample :rolleyes:


Aaah but how good is she at French polishing?

Nickie
06-25-2017, 03:37 PM
Pete, sorry to read that you're battling Parkinsonism. Did you have a protege that left? I'll bet there's still a way for you to bring in some bucks....best wishes!

Pete Howlett
06-26-2017, 04:13 AM
Tom leaves in a month and we are working flat-out to empty the order book. Only another 12 to go! After that I am conducting on course a month and building one tenor or baritone ukulele a month - I've retired the concert models. I will be sending a few ukulele to Hawaiian Music Supply each year, making a regular 3 - 5 shipment of tenor ukulele to Southern Ukulele Store every quarter and running a tonewood/shop tool store alongside this.

Tom will be running his own business from Germany and may return periodically to do my specialist black face tenors and sunbursts.

Going down slow is how I would describe this 'battler'. And it's not so much a physical one as a mental and physical one. This should give you a good flavor of how I feel when I can't get to sleep and I don't want o move because of the pain:

I used to be the king of all I surveyed
It was endless before me
A kingdom of opportunity
A kingdom of possibility
A land rich and fertile
Filled with the stuff of my imagination

The tsunami had been boiling
In an unseen ocean for years
Rearing like Hiroshige’s Great Wave
It crashed against the coast of my life
Drowned certainty
Scraped from the shoreline
The well planned future
Wrecked the gentle passage
I thought I would one day find
In the autumn of my years

Still a king of a kingdom of sorts
I survey it with a baleful eye
Still full of ideas
Still with music in me
Still with things I want to do
On a ragged island
In an empty ocean
My horizon so close I can touch it
The waves clawing away at my vision

I write poetry as a therapy to counter the feelings of anger and disappointment that beset me regularly!

DPO
06-26-2017, 12:27 PM
Tom leaves in a month and we are working flat-out to empty the order book. Only another 12 to go! After that I am conducting on course a month and building one tenor or baritone ukulele a month - I've retired the concert models. I will be sending a few ukulele to Hawaiian Music Supply each year, making a regular 3 - 5 shipment of tenor ukulele to Southern Ukulele Store every quarter and running a tonewood/shop tool store alongside this.

Tom will be running his own business from Germany and may return periodically to do my specialist black face tenors and sunbursts.

Going down slow is how I would describe this 'battler'. And it's not so much a physical one as a mental and physical one. This should give you a good flavor of how I feel when I can't get to sleep and I don't want o move because of the pain:

I used to be the king of all I surveyed
It was endless before me
A kingdom of opportunity
A kingdom of possibility
A land rich and fertile
Filled with the stuff of my imagination

The tsunami had been boiling
In an unseen ocean for years
Rearing like Hiroshige’s Great Wave
It crashed against the coast of my life
Drowned certainty
Scraped from the shoreline
The well planned future
Wrecked the gentle passage
I thought I would one day find
In the autumn of my years

Still a king of a kingdom of sorts
I survey it with a baleful eye
Still full of ideas
Still with music in me
Still with things I want to do
On a ragged island
In an empty ocean
My horizon so close I can touch it
The waves clawing away at my vision

I write poetry as a therapy to counter the feelings of anger and disappointment that beset me regularly!

Kia Kaha Pete, Kia Kaha