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Sounds like Chinese word usage with displaced adjective. This makes it seem comical. It must be by a person not sensitive to the subtle implications in the English Language. Translated Chinese often sounds flowery as this does.

Likely it is imported Chinese wood. But I have found that a lot of the wood in my Chinese violins is very good. (You may not consider me any kind of wood expert..... that is just my feeling about the wood.)

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They are in canada. they have a web site .they are offering winter cut wood app spruce englemen maple full" kits" of raw wood /air dried /it looks like good stuff www.tonewood.ca I tried to call but got a messadge

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I just bought some tonewood from them recently. Excellent Engelmann spruce and big leaf maple. Excellent service. I have not tried to call them, but they answered their emails pretty quickly.

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I just bought some tonewood from them recently. Excellent Engelmann spruce and big leaf maple. Excellent service. I have not tried to call them, but they answered their emails pretty quickly.

thanks Joe/nice site. Is the big leaf a hard or soft maple?

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They are in canada. they have a web site .they are offering winter cut wood app spruce englemen maple full" kits" of raw wood /air dried /it looks like good stuff www.tonewood.ca I tried to call but got a messadge

Seems very nice wood.

I never worked with them before.

I just ordered some samples from Master and 3A grades.

Thanks for sharing.

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Big Leaf isn't quite as soft as silver maple but definitely not as hard as sugar. Here's a good chart for hardness. I'm familiar with it for hard wood flooring. http://www.sizes.com/units/janka.htm

I might have to check them out in the future. It's interesting that their website shows them located in Newfoundland. Obviously, they must be shipping in the Englemann, Sitka and Big Leaf clear across Canada.

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Update with www.tonewood.ca,

Terry, responded to my email, the next day and next, next day the order was shipped.

Still waiting for the wood.

Yes,I admit,..

I am true believer that big leaf is superior wood to many others, and the best chice for violin making.

I may be wrong, though.

Just an update..

Thanks.

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Shipping from their part of the country to my locale was expensive.

The price is right but shipping costs bring the cost up comparable

to suppliers in the continental US. Shipping compares with UPS fees to Hawaii.

I really like the squared neck blocks. I can layout my scroll without

the fuss of adding wood to square it up.

There might be a way to package an economical order quantity with reasonable shipping.

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Shipping from their part of the country to my locale was expensive.

The price is right but shipping costs bring the cost up comparable

to suppliers in the continental US. Shipping compares with UPS fees to Hawaii.

I really like the squared neck blocks. I can layout my scroll without

the fuss of adding wood to square it up.

There might be a way to package an economical order quantity with reasonable shipping.

I got the wood and I liked it.

You are right, shipping seems costing more comparing to domestic shipments.

I think, it is wort it if the purchase is made for 10 or more sets.

It is more on the fresh cut and looks like european wood to ceratin extend.

Thanks,

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