Jfitz

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I saw on the Lee Valley website that they are now using "Wallaba" for their joinery saw handles (since Bubinga is now listed on CITES).

I picked up a saw

I've never heard of this species.  Does anyone have any first-hand experience with it?

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Never heard of it. Personally I wish that they'd just use Cherry, maple, or Walnut. It'd probably be cheaper and they'd be using a domestic hardwood that is unlikely to become trade listed. I never really liked the look of the bubinga they used any way so in my opinion this could be a step forward.

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On 2/16/2020 at 1:05 PM, Jfitz said:

I've never heard of this species.  Does anyone have any first-hand experience with it?

I've never encountered any, but it's hard to know just what wood they mean since "wallaba" is a common name that appears in about 20 different species from half a dozen different genera. I think most of the species are South American.

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