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hoosierhiver
10-02-2009, 06:03 AM
A friend of mine is in the fancy wood floor business and I just got alot of cool scraps. I found some black wood that looks like ebony, he said it was "Wangee wood"(sp?) from Africa and is related to ebony. Anybody know about this stuff. Looks like it'd be great for fret boards.

deach
10-02-2009, 06:05 AM
*giggles like a schoolgirl

RonS
10-02-2009, 06:11 AM
Wenge (Millettia laurentii) is a nice tonewood and hard as nails.
I always thought it looked like chocolate.

Wenge (http://hobbithouseinc.com/personal/woodpics/wenge.htm)


BTW - It's not related to ebony

UKISOCIETY
10-02-2009, 06:19 AM
*giggles like a schoolgirl

vid, plz.


Or do you want me to invoke R2?
:rulez:

deach
10-02-2009, 06:21 AM
vid, plz.


Or do you want me to invoke R2?
:rulez:

R2?


http://r2d2.pillowlab.com/r2d2.jpg

RevWill
10-02-2009, 06:21 AM
*giggles like a schoolgirl

http://i171.photobucket.com/albums/u303/PHANTOMETTE1/Beavis-Butthead-p21.jpg

wood.

vahn
10-02-2009, 06:56 AM
http://i171.photobucket.com/albums/u303/PHANTOMETTE1/Beavis-Butthead-p21.jpg

wood.
*beavis voice* hmhmm hehhh hmhmmm WANG-EEEEe hmm heh WANG-EEEE




ANYWAYS... Theres a thread on someone doing a tenor build with wenge... Its about 10-12 threads down. I think pete said you would need a lot of epoxy pore filler as it is a very porous wood.

hoosierhiver
10-02-2009, 05:10 PM
Wenge (Millettia laurentii) is a nice tonewood and hard as nails.
I always thought it looked like chocolate.

Wenge (http://hobbithouseinc.com/personal/woodpics/wenge.htm)


BTW - It's not related to ebony

Thanks for the link.
I might still use my spelling since it seems to cause a stir. :smileybounce:

and extra points for the latin name!!!~

cornfedgroove
10-02-2009, 05:20 PM
looks awesome man, I might have to 773-202-LUNA and see what scraps they got. I need to branch out, but cool wood costs more money dang it!

UkeNinja
10-02-2009, 06:45 PM
I might still use my spelling since it seems to cause a stir
I keep admiring your marketing skills... Who would have thought about there being a market for Wangee ukuleles? Anyway, if you make 'em, we'll buy 'em.

http://www.freesmileys.org/smileys/smiley-hug003.gif

hoosierhiver
10-03-2009, 05:04 AM
The Wangelele? :D