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Old 08-07-2011, 09:20 PM
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Default Re: Wood Shortage

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Originally Posted by mediocrefunkybeat View Post
Agreed. Your mahogany prototype kit is just about the best advertisement for this. Unfortunately it seems unlikely that mainstream manufacturers are going to go around looking for second-hand wood sources in anything but their highest-end kits. It's the same for guitar manufacturers as well.
I agree Duncan. It's not just the continuity of supply issue for the volume makers, it's the work associated with selecting & preparing woods from a range of forms. Mass makers require uniformity to make their operation as lean as possible. This means woods arriving in forms most suited to their processes (i.e. certain thickness sheets, etc). Recycling is far more viable if you're making stave or segmented shells.
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