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I really don't know about crabwood. I have to actually turn the wood, look at the curls, and get a whiff before I can form and opinion (snakewood smells like vanilla). To tell the truth, although people love it, Im not a big fan of rosewood for pegs. It's really not as hard as most folks think, and I've seen a lot of broken rosewood pegs. Blackwood is in the same family, has the resin, and is much denser. All a matter of taste I guess. Perhaps I'll find some crabwood eventually and get it on the lathe.

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On 6/17/2005 at 0:06 PM, MeyerFittings said:

I really don't know about crabwood. I have to actually turn the wood, look at the curls, and get a whiff before I can form and opinion (snakewood smells like vanilla). To tell the truth, although people love it, Im not a big fan of rosewood for pegs. It's really not as hard as most folks think, and I've seen a lot of broken rosewood pegs. Blackwood is in the same family, has the resin, and is much denser. All a matter of taste I guess. Perhaps I'll find some crabwood eventually and get it on the lathe.

 

I am not an expert on pegs, but I can corroborate Eric's comment about rosewood. It is beautiful but unreliable and I avoid it.

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