Re: [MedievalSawdust] Boxwood?
- There is frequently confusion between Basswood
and Boxwood because of the similarity in name and
color. I think that it is actually Basswood that
was discussed a while back. Totally different
genus though. Basswood is actually an inexpensive
and relatively common hardwood (grown here and in
Europe), but is soft, lightweight and a bit
weaker (makes a good carving wood). True Boxwood
(various Buxus species) is harder, strong and
slower growing...and does not grow into large
trees. You may know the smaller cousin that is an ornamental shrub.
Frederick may have to use Basswood for the combs.
Will carve beautifully. It just won't stand up to
much use though. Careful selection of grain
direction will help. I have a fair amount on hand.
At 10:21 AM 8/2/2007, you wrote:
>I could have sworn there was a post here a
>couple months ago where someone pointed out that
>boxwood was actually the same tree as some other
>rather common hardwood. But heck if i can remember which tree.
>On 8/2/07, Tracy Swanson <<mailto:tstar2000@...>tstar2000@...> wrote:
>After calling about I found that no one seems to
>have seen Boxwood - at least under that name.
>One gentle said that every time someone showed
>him boxwood he smelled it and knew it to be basswood.
>At Central Hardwoods (405-232-2556) they have
>basswood in 8/4" stock, approximately 5-6" wide
>in lengths from 10' - 20'. They sell it for
>$2.46 per board foot. They will ship via UPS.
>Phoenix Lumber (405-843-4086) has basswood in
>5/4" stock, approximately 6-7" wide, in lengths
>of 6'. Their price is $2.02 per board foot.
>Unfortunately Hogan's just got bought out by
>another company and they are eliminating the
>retail portion of their store, as well as any
>"exotics". They also now have a minimum order of
>$100 (they and others are trying to kill the small businessman...).
>Let me know if this will be of help.
>In Magical Service,
>[mailto: email@example.com]On Behalf Of Beth and Bob Matney
>Sent: Thursday, August 02, 2007 9:46 AM
>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 <<mailto:fzeiler%40ar-digit.net>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 ¼ to ½ in.
> >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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