View Full Version : One thing's for sure...

Matt Clara
11-20-2009, 05:12 PM
...wenge stinks. Yeah, yeah. Slots easily, but man, you could repel skunks with the smell of that stuff, swear to god you could.

Update: I was confused. Or, the wood I had bought was mislabeled. I had purchased Indian rosewood and wenge fretboard blanks, but now that I've worked with these woods more extensively, I see (smell) it's the Indian rosewood that stinks, and the wenge is actually fairly pleasant stuff to work with.

That is all.

11-21-2009, 03:10 AM
Wenge is toxic!

Matt Clara
11-21-2009, 05:42 AM
Thanks--I did another one this morning (slotting wenge fretboards), and this time I wore the mask, and put on some latex gloves, too, just for good measure.

11-21-2009, 06:18 AM
Wenge is toxic!

All wood is toxic

Matt, if you think wenge smells bad wait until you work with zebrawood.