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Hi,
I was at an auction about a month ago, and there was some Brazilian Rosewood for sale. Could I legally have bought this and made something out of it and sold it, or resold the lumber, as long as i didn't send it out of the country?
Also may have the opportunity to buy some Lignum Vitae and have the same questions for it.
No paperwork at all on either species.
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Thanks! What would you say is a fair price for Lignum Vitae logs, sapwood still on them? I know thats a hard question with out seeing it, but any ideas would be appreciated.
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I’d be cautious about true lignum versus the Argentine stuff/verawood. They’re both nice, but the latter is considerably cheaper in my experience. No clue on pricing logs of either though...
 

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I figured it would be hard to put a price to it... I may try to buy some of the smaller pieces, and not mess with the logs.
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I figured it would be hard to put a price to it... I may try to buy some of the smaller pieces, and not mess with the logs.
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Jason, I might like some of that Lignum sapwood, or a piece showing both sapwood and heartwood. Don't think I have any with sapwood in my coffers...
 

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I figured it would be hard to put a price to it... I may try to buy some of the smaller pieces, and not mess with the logs.
Thanks for the information!
Logs have a bigger risk of checks and knots, so you need to be careful until you get an eye for things.

Still, with real Lignum going for $100/bf from some places, you might be OK if those are only $20-30/bf. Just be careful it's not Verawood / Argentine LV, since that's only $20-30/bf for good, square material if you buy a decent amount.
 
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