Can't learn without making mistakes or learning from others. If they dont do their homework, then ignorance shall be punished.
The appeal of that "easy purchase" is definitely there. After a long trial and error process, I have settled on mirka sandpapers. I used harbor freight stuff ONCE because it was so damn cheap, and the paper lasts like one stroke haha. Hard to justify spending 4-5 times the cost on something you don't see yourself... until you see it
"Jacaranda" is Brazilian rosewood. And I'm not ignoring that possibility. I'm just saying it doesn't look like the Brazilian rosewood I've seen before, and under the circumstances (illegal to harvest and import, etc, and nearly impossible to find), it seems like there's a decent chance it's not Brazilian rosewood. I added the disclaimer that I'm not a rosewood expert and it's quite possible to likely that I'm wrong. So put THAT in your pipe and smoke it, you crabby old geezer. LOL