long ago I carved some mountain mahogany and loved it, but can't find it for
it turns out there are several species with that name...the one I carved in
the past was from Idaho.
maybe the others are just as good?
Tue, Nov 2, 2004, 3:36am (EST+5) email@example.com (res055a5) moans:
long ago I carved some mountain mahogany and loved it, but can't find it
any ideas? <snip>
Where'd ya look?
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you can find it in south west Idaho in the Owahyees, it's fairly common, but
they don't grow very big, most of the Owahyees are BLM land so it's permits
costs $7 per coard. also you can find Desert, or scrub Mahogany thoughout
the southern Idaho desert, but it's even smaller, but it's VERY hard,
almost to the point of being unworkable, but it's very attrative. my wifes
Grandpa made a grandfather clock out of some, it's nice.
nope, been searching hard on the internet without success.
i think i'll have to spend some vacation time looking for it myself.
if so, then it will be next summer before i can go over to idaho and look
a place in oregon sells one form of mountain mahogany, but i don't think it
the same species. i've emailed them without success.
I can't imagine anyone finding mountain mahogany (the kind that grows
in Idaho) any place except in the field. It is essentially a bush and
certainly no one would cut it for commercial use. Of course it isn't
mahogany and the mountains can just be hills. The scientific names is
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