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    Default rosewood for fretboards

    I bought rosewood flooring at $5 sq /ft for 2 bedrooms in my house. I have partial[almost full]box left. I think this is the real deal, really hard and heavy with some nice grain. I was looking at it in my shed and thought it might be worth making into fretboards. Its dry, stable , and very straight. this is 3/4 t&g x 3 1/4 flooring, so it's almost 3/4 thick. some, shorts, but most prob long enough.I'll take some pict's if anyones interested. I don't mind shipping small amts. , it might make more sense shipping wise, the box feels like 50 lbs.
    Last edited by strumsilly; 02-02-2012 at 01:22 PM.
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    How much of it is quartersawn?

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    I don't know. how can i tell.
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    looking at the end of the board, wide face up, the grain lines will be vertical in a quarter sawn board. In a flat sawn board the grain lines will be horizontal.

    If the grain lines lean at a 45% angle all the way across, the board would generally be rift..

    these are just basic guidelines.

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