RE: [MedievalSawdust] Boxwood?
- Boxwood isn't generally sold in board feet. It is so valuable and comes in such short lengths that it is sold by the pound.
And it's getting so that you can't afford to cannibalize an antique boxwood ruler for parts.
Silver Spring, MD
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From: "Tracy Swanson" <tstar2000@...>
> I will be happy to check my local sources. How many board feet / what
> dimensions are needed?
> In Magical Service,
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> [mailto:email@example.com]On Behalf Of Beth and Bob Matney
> Sent: Thursday, August 02, 2007 9:46 AM
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> Subject: Re: [MedievalSawdust] Boxwood?
> I tried both Woodcraft and Rockler online and it
> wasn't listed. Plenty of Basswood, as expected,
> but no Boxwood (Buxus sempervirens). Malaki,
> would you check your local store? Frederick is in
> Ft. Smith Arkansas so he's not too far away from
> you. We have a pretty good hardwoods store here
> in Little Rock and they were the ones who
> referred me to their imported wood supplier in
> North Carolina.. but a log (French Boxwood) was
> more than he needed, and at $27/lb became a bit expensive.
> There are substitutions that can be made, but
> they would differ from the archaeology in color
> and grain. Wooden combs require a strong wood or
> they break too easily. Buxus was a popular
> material for this in Novgorad that was imported
> from southeast Europe. When the trade routes were
> disrupted, they went to bone as a utilitarian
> substitute, but returned to boxwood when it became available again.
> At 05:57 AM 8/2/2007, you wrote:
> >You might try Rockler (both the store and
> >online) and WoodCraft (again both). If they
> >offer it online, your local store will likely
> >order it for you with their next shipment (saves you shipping).
> >Frederick Alton <fzeiler@...> wrote:
> >Greeting unto the list,
> >I am in search of boxwood. I would like to make
> >some combs and we are having a hard time finding
> >some. Is there a substitute? The sizes slabs need to be 4 X 6 X � to �
> >Bob and Beth found some but it was extremely
> >expensive. Any one else know of a source?
- as i recall, the man was vehemant against voltaire directly, discussing his sex life in frank detail, ect. i cant find a link i had read about it a while ago, but heres some info about the missatrubition.On 8/9/07, JBRMM266@... <JBRMM266@...> wrote:Interesting . . . I've seen that line, pretty much as I gave it, cited in any number of sources.
I stand corrected.I can see how it is a generalized rendition of the sentiment conveyed in the letter. One has to wonder, though, if he detested the Abbé's writing because he disagreed with it or because he just thought it was bad writing!
Your servant aye
From: leaking pen <itsatrap@...>
Sent: Thu, 9 Aug 2007 3:31 pm
Subject: Re: [MedievalSawdust] PC (was Re: Dogwood folk tale?)heh. actually, that line was a line stated in a novel written about voltaire. the closest thing he ever said known to that was a letter written to another writer, "Monsieur l'abbé, I detest what you write, but I would give my life to make it possible for you to continue to write.''sorry, it was my sig line for a couple years.
On 8/9/07, JBRMM266@... < JBRMM266@...> wrote:
Wolf wrote:. <Contradictory, I know. :-) Welcome to "my" world!> Voltaire famously said, "I disagree with what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it."
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