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Old 08-21-2008, 04:47 PM   #1 (permalink)
 
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Does anybody know where I can get Quebracho Wood? A customer has asked if he can get pens made from Quebracho Wood. Quebracho Wood comes from South America, apparently it is a very hard wood, Quebracho means "break axe".

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http://www.woodfinder.com/search.php?search=Quebracho

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I've never heard of it, but anything called "break axe" oughta be some hard stuff!


A google search tells me the Latin name for this tree (or some tree called quebracho) is
Aspidosperma quebracho-blanco


-- knowing this may help, even if you can't pronounce it without spraining your tongue.


Check this link.
http://www.botanical.com/botanical/mgmh/q/quebra02.html
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I checked the site that woodfinder referenced and did not find any. I have sent them an email to see if they have it but don't list it on their site.

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Contact Jim King at: http://www.exoticwoodworld.com/

Tell him Frank sent ye and say "HI".

I don't know anything about 'Quebracho' but, I'll betcha Jim will tell you it is also known under half a dozen other names. He is quite the (genuine) expert on the subject of exotic woods.
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Contact Jim King at: http://www.exoticwoodworld.com/

Tell him Frank sent ye and say "HI".

I don't know anything about 'Quebracho' but, I'll betcha Jim will tell you it is also known under half a dozen other names. He is quite the (genuine) expert on the subject of exotic woods.
Frank,

I have sent an email to Jim.

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I found it with Nolans link , try this
http://www.woodfinder.com/woods/quebracho.php
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Does anybody know where I can get Quebracho Wood? A customer has asked if he can get pens made from Quebracho Wood. Quebracho Wood comes from South America, apparently it is a very hard wood, Quebracho means "break axe".

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Quebracho is a general name for woods from the genus Schinopsis. The woods are light brownish and sunburn to a maroonish color. Schinopsis quebracho-colorado has been imported into the US by these folks:

http://www.argentinefinehardwoods.co...ery_dense.html

However, Schinopsis brasiliensis and Schinopsis glabra are probably better woods in terms of density.
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I don't know if you are still looking for Quebracho, but Woodcraft is carrying it now. I bought some in the San Antonio location and it is for sale online.

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My nearest tool store sells wood for turners and currently has several turning blocks of Quebracho ... not that this info helps you ... just wanted to see if I could spell it !!! :)
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